Developing a strong denial management program may be one of the best ways to minimize the productivity and financial losses anticipated with the transition to ICD-10. By determining a baseline for denials and proactively identifying denial trends, organizations can efficiently resolve issues and reduce costs. An effective denial management program will help organizations to track, trend, resolve, and ultimately prevent denials.
This week CMS released guidance on the new Place of Service (POS) code for off-campus provider-based facilities, the 2-Midnight Rule, and appeals of claims denied by post-payment review contractors. Each item is short, but provides information on topics important to providers and physicians.