This edition includes information on changes to local coverage determinations as impacted by the annual update to ICD-10 codes. Also included is information regarding the mailing status of the new Medicare cards that includes numerous links to valuable resources.
This edition includes information on the October update to skilled nursing facility prospective payment system. Also included is the latest information on the new Medicare beneficiary identifier and mailing of the new Medicare cards.
This edition includes important information about the new MBI, general information on system edits for EKG services, and diagnosis code updates for add-on payments regarding hemophilia inpatients. There is also information on Retired and Revised LCDs, ESRD PPS and claim processing issues.
This edition includes information regarding updates to the drug and biological codes and the clinical laboratory fee schedule. Also included is the new MCR e-filing (MCReF) system available for electronic transmission of cost reports.
This edition includes information regarding how to properly bill for specimen validity testing done in conjunction with drug testing. Also, included is information regarding ordering and providing durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) to your patients.
This edition includes information on numerous quarterly updates effective April 1. Also, included is information regarding implementation of the paperwork (PWK) segment of the electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD) system.
This edition includes information regarding editing suspended in change request 9911 being reinstated, which reestablishes all CR 9911 changes to the MSN by including QMB messages and reflecting $0 cost-sharing liability for the period beneficiaries are enrolled in QMB.
This edition includes information on the January update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and details of policy impacts resulting from the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule, which includes telehealth and CT modifier reduction.
This edition includes information on 2018 deductible, coinsurance, and premium rates and an FAQ regarding appeal of issues related to natural disasters.
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