News & Analysis

June 14, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note discusses Medicare benefits for inpatient hospital coverage and Medicare as a secondary payer.

May 1, 2017
Briefings on APCs

CMS released the fiscal year 2018 IPPS proposed rule in April, and with it came a bevy of new potential ICD-10-CM codes. The update includes a total of 406 proposed new, revised, and deleted codes to be implemented October 1, 2017. 

May 1, 2017
Briefings on APCs

Traditionally, the OPPS rulemaking cycle has been the main vehicle for changes to outpatient coding and billing regulations and policy that hospitals need to pay attention to. But increasingly, CMS has been introducing or discussing changes relevant to outpatient hospitals beyond the scope of the OPPS rules. 

April 26, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses the newly released 2018 IPPS proposed rule.

April 17, 2017
Medicare Web

On Friday, April 14, CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2018 IPPS proposed rule with updates to quality initiatives and 2018 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code proposals.

April 11, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2017 Inpatient Pricer; a decision memo for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; a delay of effective date for the Conditions of Participation for home health agencies; and more!

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