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UnitedHealthcare Names RT Welter & Associates as a National Resource for ICD-10 Training

UnitedHealthcare is an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States. What is UnitedHealthcare’s recommendation for network providers about the transition to ICD-10? Physicians and facilities who have not yet begun planning for the transition to ICD-10 need to begin immediately. Those who have already begun ICD-10 transition plans should…

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Snow Day Disaster…

S32.2XXA — Fracture of coccyx W00.0XXA — Fall due to slipping on ice Y93.H1XA — Shoveling snow Y92.014 — Place of occurrence, driveway In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and…

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Credentialing Updates!

CAQH ProView™ is Coming in February 2015. The CAQH® Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD) is trusted by more than 1.2 million healthcare providers as the premier resource for self-reporting demographic and professional information to payers, hospitals, large provider groups and health systems. Now CAQH is significantly improving the UPD to make it more useful and easier…

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Happy New Year, Boogie Down…

S93.421A — Ankle sprain W18.49XA — Slipping, tripping, or stumbling Y93.41 — Dancing R78.0 — Finding of alcohol in blood Y92.252 — Dance hall as the place of occurrence In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the…

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ICD-10 is Alive and Well, and Just Dodged the Biggest Bullet to Date

Saturday night, in a rare weekend session, the so-called “Cromnibus” federal funding bill, “HR 83 – Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” passed the US Senate without any amendments delaying ICD-10, after passing the House of Representatives late in the evening on Thursday, December 11. Selected physician groups had attempted to insert a two-year…

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Holiday Pastime Gone Awry…

S68.011A — Complete traumatic amputation of right thumb W01.118A — Fall with striking against sharp blade V00.211A — Fall from ice-skates Y92.330 — Ice skating rink as place of occurrence In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with…

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Important CMS Updates — Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2015

Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2015 On December 2, CMS issued a notice: Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2015 CMS-6056-N, effective January 1, 2015. This notice announces a $553.00 CY 2015 application fee for institutional providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid program or the Children’s Health…

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