ICD-10

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2022 ICD-10-CM (CMS) 2022 Code Descriptions in Tabular Order (ZIP) 2022 Addendum (ZIP) 2022 Code Tables, Tabular and Index (ZIP) On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures were replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability […]

CWTC [Episode 118] Interrupted Stay or LOA, Attention to Trach, CMGs

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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 109] Venipuncture at RHC, IRF Etiologic, and Low Blood Sugar Reporting

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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 108] Billing for “Caine” Drugs, COVID Reporting

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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 […]

COVID Vaccines and MMA COVID-19 Infusion Program

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Medicare Part B Payment for COVID-19 Vaccines and Certain Monoclonal Antibodies during the Public Health Emergency are found at CMS in the drug pricing section. We link to it below.  CMS has released a set of toolkits for providers, states and insurers to help the health care system prepare and assist in swiftly administering these products once […]

MLN Matters Articles Index, FY2004 – FY2019

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What is MLN Matters? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to partnering with the Medicare physician, provider, and supplier communities to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive all of the health care services to which they are entitled. MLN Matters are national articles designed to inform the physician, provider, and supplier community […]

CWTC [Episode 90] Billing Telehealth, DR Modifier, Discharge Status

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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 […]

Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program CY2020 Proposed Rule

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As part of CMS’s annual changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, the agency’s proposals are aimed at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend with patients, removing unnecessary measures and making it easier for them to be on the path towards value-based care.  Last year, the Trump Administration finalized […]

Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program

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December, 2018 Update: The national program for ACOs in Medicare has been in operation for six years, and over time CMS has learned from these experiences. Building on this experience, Pathways to Success overhauls the current program to put true accountability in Accountable Care Organizations and promote program-wide savings for Medicare’s ACOs. Pathways to Success […]