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February 26, 2017
Carl Natale

CMS consolidates ICD-10 resources

I admit that when I read that when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was planning to close the Road to 10 website, I was surprised the site was still running.
February 25, 2017
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting to meet March 7-8

The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meetings are where Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discuss how the ICD-10 codes sets should be changed. This is how the number of codes grows.
January 25, 2017
Carl Natale

PQRS vs ICD-10 coding: What physicians need to know

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it won't new Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) standards to healthcare providers. It appears the updated ICD-10 code sets could unfairly lower quality scores.
January 14, 2017

CMS: PQRS penalties are suspended because of ICD-10 updates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reminded the healthcare industry this week that they will not apply 2017 or 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) penalties in some cases.
December 16, 2016

ICD-10 updates prompt CMS to offer safe harbor for PQRS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week it won't penalize in 2017 and 2018 healthcare providers who meet 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) standards.
December 11, 2016
Carl Natale

Healthcare still figuring out how ICD-10 coding has shifted DRGs

When theCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recast the Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) for ICD-10 codes, it did so to make them revenue neutral.
November 02, 2016
Carl Natale

Are we in denial about ICD-10 specificity and updates?

It's only been a month since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) required more specificity in Medicare Part B claims and released thousands of new ICD-10 codes into the wild.
October 02, 2016
Carl Natale

Does CMS need another safe harbor?

On Saturday, U.S. healthcare started using an updated ICD-10 code set. Healthcare providers needed to learn new codes and start applying them to medical claims. That's not nothing, and physicians have been less than enthusiastic about embracing changes. There could be a very good reason.
September 27, 2016
Carl Natale

CMS revises guidance on ICD-10 flexibilities

On Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will end a year-long grace period for its specificity grace period. Despite this tightening of ICD-10 flexibilities, CMS has revised its Q&A.
September 24, 2016
Carl Natale

Pediatricians request additional ICD-10 codes for Zika diagnoses

The American Academy of Pediatrics requested the new codes. The goal is to make the new changes live April 1, 2017. Comments are being accepted until Oct. 16.

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