Medicare penalty relief follows quality reporting mix-up
The AMA brings to light a coding-update glitch that could have led to unfairly applied penalties.
AMA & CMS agree to 1-Year ICD-10 implementation flexibilities
Read about the decision made by the AMA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to enact a 1-year ICD-10 implementation period.
Top 10 newsmakers for physicians in 2015
Among the biggest news stories for physicians in 2015 included the end of an era for Medicare, the launch of one of the most complex practice changes in recent decades, and the continued advancement of patient care.
How to handle ICD-10 issues
With the arrival of the Oct. 1 implementation deadline for ICD-10, you need to be sure your practice can take care of any claims processing issues that result from using the new code set. The AMA’s ICD-10 Web page allows you to report any issues your practice is experiencing with how Medicare is processing claims now that the ICD-10 code set is in effect.
ICD-10 code mapping tools--can you trust them?
The Oct. 1 compliance deadline for ICD-10 implementation is just days away, and many physician practices may be relying on the aid of coding tools to help ease the transition from the ICD-9 code set. Experts caution that you should verify the accuracy of these tools and make sure the code best represents the patient’s diagnosis.
Your last-minute guide to prepping for ICD-10
Only 28 days stand between now and Oct. 1, the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set. Here’s what an expert with more than 20 years of experience in health care payment, billing and coding, recommends you do right now.
CMS continues ICD-10 education, names “ombudsman”
In July, CMS announced that the AMA secured flexibilities for physicians to make the transition to ICD-10 less disruptive. Part of the provisions the AMA secured include CMS establishing a communication center to monitor issues and an ICD-10 ombudsman devoted to triaging physician issues.
The beginner and expert's guide to ICD-10 prep: Steps for September
If you’ve followed our ICD-10 series, you’re probably well-prepared for the Oct. 1 deadline. Use these tips from the AMA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Road to 10 Implementation Guide during September to bring your practice up to speed for the new code set.
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