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 …

Are you in PECOS?

Are you a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant? Do you see Medicare patients? If so, you’ll want to make sure you are listed in PECOS – Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System. CMS continues to urge physicians and non-physician practitioners who are enrolled in Medicare but who have not updated their Medicare enrollment record since …

Medicare Provider Enrollment

Many Nurse Practitioners find the process of getting credentialed with Medicare to be confusing or downright frustrating.  A few find their dealings with Medicare to be smooth and easy, but most of us are in the confusion camp.  Here’s you chance to clear some of that confusion. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) …

Delay in Medicare Cuts

Many independent NP practices are concerned with the proposed changes in Medicare reimbursement. At this time, it stands at -21.2% of the physician allowable. Of course, for NPs and PAs that figure is a bit more.  The good news is the proposed cuts in payment have been delayed until March 1, 2010. In terms of …