Put CMS’ proposed changes in perspective to see the bigger picture. Comments are due June 24, so hospitals will need to conduct a careful analysis to determine the impact of the proposed changes and submit specific feedback.
HHS failed to meet targeted improper payment reductions for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and has not implemented a required recovery audit plan for Medicare Advantage, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.
A recent MLN Matters article clarifies language in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to match current documentation policy for evaluation and management (E/M) services billed by teaching physicians.
The Office of Inspector General is stepping up audits of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) claims. Use these expert tips to ensure your facility is coding and billing correctly for these services.
Representatives from CMS and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) discussed hot topics and focus areas at HCCA's 2019 Compliance Institute in Boston, including developing interactive documentation checklists, potential changes to Stark Law this year, and methods to address the high rate of coding and documentation errors on inpatient rehabilitiation facility (IRF) claims.
Providers will find significant leeway in how they can approach and report advance care planning services for physicians given CMS’ open-ended coding requirements, which should push the already strong growth of the codes to new heights.