CWTC [Episode 119] Sequella for SDH, Coding from the Acute Record in IRF, Routine Observation After Surgery

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

CWTC [Episode 60] IGC Selection and Document Identification

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

IPPS and LTCH Final Rule FY2019

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On August 2, 2018, CMS released the Final Rule for IPPS and LTCH for FY2019. Corrections were issued September 28, 2018. We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2019. […]

Don’t Get Burned!-How To Code Burns Properly in ICD-10

CMS Data Element Library

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s first Data Element Library (DEL). The DEL is a new CMS database that supports the exchange of electronic health information. Using this free, centralized resource, the public for the first time can view the specific types of data that CMS requires post-acute care […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2019

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On April 24, 2018 CMS  issued a proposed rule for FY2019 expected to empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve patients’ access to their electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients. The rule proposes updates to Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient […]

OPPS Final Rule CY2017

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The 2017 OPPS Final Rule with comment period is now available (effective January 1, 2017). This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2017 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with […]

Final Rule (with Comment Period) MIPS and APM Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule

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CMS today issued this Final Rule (with comment period). SUMMARY: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) repeals the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule (PFS) and replaces it with a new approach to payment called the Quality Payment Program that rewards the delivery of […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2017

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Several of the proposed policy changes would improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers. These proposals are based on feedback from stakeholders, including beneficiary and patient advocates, as well as health care providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and the physician community. This proposed […]