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As we draw closer to the Oct. 1 implementation of ICD-10, concern about impacts to payment is increasing. On the inpatient side, hospitals are already well aware of the financial relevance of ICD-9 codes, yet the financial impact of ICD-10 is even easier to grasp. On the ambulatory side, the financial impacts are not as obvious. Many physicians believe that there is no financial relevance to ICD-10 codes, because they are paid on service codes and not on ICD-10 codes. Beyond ICD-10…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el marzo 4, 2014 a las 9:24am — No hay comentarios
ORLANDO — While acknowledging that health care providers and vendors are under immense pressure to meet mounting deadlines, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said that the agency will not be tapping the brakes.
“Now is not the time for us to stop moving forward,” Tavenner said during her speech today at HIMSS14. “We do understand that some providers and…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el marzo 2, 2014 a las 8:20pm — No hay comentarios
• Caring for the chronically ill elderly is a poorly coordinated and costly endeavor under most existing care models.
• With millions of baby boomers getting older and acquiring one or more chronic conditions, the problem will…
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 25, 2014 a las 3:12pm — No hay comentarios
While keeping their options open, Medicare regulators are proposing to reduce Medicare Advantage rates by 3.5 percent, along with some other changes that could make the decline even steeper.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the much anticipated advanced notice of annual Medicare Advantage and Part D changes amid expectations of a large decline and warnings, media campaigns and lobbying by a number of insurers, trade groups, lawmakers and seniors…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 23, 2014 a las 7:17pm — No hay comentarios
La reciente multa de $6.8 millones que la Administración de Seguros de Salud (ASES) ha notificado que le impondrá a la aseguradora Triple-S por violación de los derechos de privacidad de unos 13,336 beneficiarios de la cubierta Medicare Platino de Mi Salud, ha puesto sobre la mesa que dicha compañía de…
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 18, 2014 a las 10:32am — No hay comentarios
Vulnerabilities in electronic health records systems are creating opportunities for fraud among healthcare providers and contractors working to achieve Meaningful Use attestation, says the Office of Inspector General.
With CMS spending at least $18.8 billion through December on Meaningful…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 16, 2014 a las 11:53am — No hay comentarios
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' watchdog arm intends to study whether caps on the compensation of hospital executives could have an impact on future costs to the Medicare program.
The HHS' Office of the Inspector General 2014 work plan includes an examination of…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 14, 2014 a las 1:57pm — No hay comentarios
Feb. 6—More than 7 million patient health records were breached in 2013, which was a 138 percent increase from the preceding year, according to an annual federal tally.
The 7,095,145 health record breaches, which were totaled by Redspin, an IT security consulting firm, were the most reported since the 10.8 million breaches reported…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 9, 2014 a las 6:48pm — No hay comentarios
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delayed for an additional six months enforcement of its new Medicare hospital admissions policy.
The two-midnight rule established new inpatient hospital admission requirements under Medicare Part A that required each physician to document that they expect the beneficiary to require a stay of at least two midnights and admit the patient based on…
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 9, 2014 a las 6:46pm — No hay comentarios
When talking HIPAA privacy and security, the numbers do most of the talking.
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EHR meaningful use (MU) attestations for 2014 carry significant new challenges to successfully surviving a potential incentive audit. The name of the game for both…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el febrero 9, 2014 a las 4:12pm — No hay comentarios
As adults, we learn theories in many different ways; however, until we apply those theories or glean “What’s in it for me?” it’s difficult to truly learn much.
The opportunity to take knowledge and apply it in practice is a great one, especially when we are talking about ICD-10. I have been knee-deep in ICD-10 during the past year. I have received vast amounts of information about ICD-10 that I heard and thought I learned; however, until I underwent the experience of coding records in…Continuar
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Humana is being sued by an individual policyholder claiming he has been unable to cancel the plan despite months of trying, in what may be first such lawsuit over insurance company practices during the transition to ACA-compliant health plans.
Daniel Doyle, a Missouri resident living in greater Kansas City, bought a Humana One individual health plan, with monthly premiums of $229, that took effect in December 2012, about a year before many policies were set to be phased out under the…Continuar
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el enero 29, 2014 a las 8:45am — No hay comentarios
Insurers nationwide are dealing with waves of frazzled customers having trouble enrolling in or using new health insurance coverage pursuant to the Affordable Care Act: Call centers are swamped with time-consuming inquiries, billing is askew, and people who paid a premium and need…
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el enero 26, 2014 a las 7:48pm — No hay comentarios
Diabetes Mellitus Coding in ICD-10-CM
The codes for diabetes mellitus have expanded in ICD-10-CM into five categories of codes. The codes were made into combination codes that bundle in the type, the body system affected, and any complications of the body system. The five categories are as follows:
E08 Diabetes mellitus due to an underlying condition
E09 Drug or chemically induced diabetes mellitus
E10 Type 1 diabetes mellitus
E11 Type 2 diabetes…
Agregado por Sally Montes Colon el enero 10, 2014 a las 3:01pm — No hay comentarios