The final 2021 CPT, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS code sets were released in September, introducing new, revised, and deleted codes for diagnostic and procedural services and accompanying guideline changes.
UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) plan to require in-network, freestanding and outpatient laboratory claims to contain a unique code for most lab testing services is poorly timed and poses significant implementation hurdles, the American Hospital Association (AHA) said.
CMS laid the groundwork for a dramatic revision of MS-DRG rate setting in the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The agency also rolled out code changes and MS-DRG updates. Ensure your organization is compliance with new requirements.