In today’s uncertain regulatory environment, establishing an internal audit process is more important than ever to ensure proper billing and reimbursement. Follow these eight steps to establish an efficient internal audit and compliance program.
This week’s Medicare updates include an advisory opinion on whether an excluded individual could be employed by an entity involved in federal healthcare programs; a pair of fact sheets on the cost and advancing care information performance category policies for MIPS in 2018; a video for medical offices on the new Medicare cards; and more!
In the current healthcare climate, the issue of medical necessity documentation, or lack thereof, is one of the most common reasons for claim denials. For a service to be considered medically necessary (by a third-party payer), it must be considered a reasonable and necessary service to diagnose and/or treat a patient’s current and/or chronic medical condition.
One of the most memorable sessions at the AMA CPT Symposium in November 2017 involved an impromptu open mic feedback session facilitated by CMS’ Marge Watchorn, deputy director of the Division of Practitioner Services. The focus of this session was the applicability of the current CMS documentation guidelines for E/M services.
This week’s Medicare updates include a list of new topics proposed for recovery audit contractor review, a final decision memo on a cardiology device NCD, a diagnosis code update for add-on payments for a blood clotting factor, and more!