Medicaid

Smooth Rollout For New ICD-10 Medical Codes, Insurers Say

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The launch of tens of thousands of new government-mandated “ICD-10” codes used to describe diseases and hospital procedures in the billing process has seen few problems in the early days of its launch, large health insurers say. The news of a smooth rollout thus far comes from Humana HUM +0.33% (HUM) and UnitedHealth Group UNH -1.88%… Read more »

CMS Fact Sheet: EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 and Beyond

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make, electronic health information available when and where it matters most and for health care providers and consumers to be able to readily, safely, and securely exchange that information. The final rules for 2015… Read more »

CMS: Government shutdown won't jeopardize ICD-10 transition

Posted 09:22 pm by & filed under Articles, ICD-10, Latest Healthcare News, Medicaid, Medicare

However, uncertainty surrounds ICD-10 Coordination Center, ombudsman While officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could not say definitively on a media call Thursday what the status of the agency’s new ICD-10 Coordination Center and its ombudsman would be in the event of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, they did maintain that… Read more »

Medicare Has ICD-10 Accommodation Period, But What About Others…?

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In early July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services struck a deal with the American Medical Association in which CMS agreed to a one-year Medicare payment accommodation period after the ICD-10 October 1 compliance date in which claims incorrectly coded would be paid as long as they are coded in the appropriate family of… Read more »

Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities – UPDATE

Posted 05:43 pm by & filed under ICD-10, Latest Healthcare News, Lytec MD, Lytec Practice Management, Medicaid, Medicare, Practice Choice

As circulated by CMS on 7/31/15: On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and… Read more »