ICD10 Training from CMS

Road to 10: ICD-10 Training Webinar Series As the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date approaches, CMS continues to work in collaboration with providers and other industry stakeholders to help prepare for the transition. CMS is hosting a series of ICD-10 Training Webinars that will focus on ICD-10 basics, key preparation steps for a successful transition, billing, …

Incident To: Proceed with Caution

Billing incident to is a question I frequently find in my inbox, on listserves, social media groups and at conferences. I’ve even seen this discussed, often erroneously on medical billing and coding discussion groups and listserves. In most situations, this applies to  Medicare, but it is possible that your state Medicaid payer, as well as …

Medicare Update for Clinicians

There are three updates that Medicare has recently posted that Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other clinicians (and their billing staff) will want to be aware of. 1. Summary of Policies in the CY 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Telehealth Originating Site Facility Fee Payment Amount – http://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM7264.pdf 2. Emergency Update to …

ICD10 Codes

Nurse Practitioners and other clinicians should be aware of the changes  that are taking place when it comes to diagnostic coding. On October 1, 2013, medical coding in U.S. health care settings will change from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10. The transition will require business and systems changes throughout the health care industry. Everyone who is covered …