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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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Recently, physicians requested Congress delay ICD-10 until 2017. The most recent delay of the code sets has already cost the healthcare industry approximately 6.8 billion dollars. We cannot afford another delay. Write your legislators today and ask them to support the October 1, 2015 compliance date. Below is an example letter, as provided by AHIMA. As…Details
C43.31 — Malignant melanoma of nose C43.11 — Malignant melanoma of right eyelid, including canthus C43.22 — Malignant melanoma of left ear and external auricular canal C43.52 — Malignant melanoma of skin of breast In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is…Details
R29.4 — Clicking hip H93.12 — Objective tinnitus, left ear R01.0 — Benign and innocent cardiac murmurs R19.12 — Hyperactive bowel sounds 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 the…Details
ICD-10 preparation is still lagging as providers continue to worry about testing, revenue, and productivity. A worrying number of providers are still missing some of the basic building blocks of a successful ICD-10 transition plan, AHIMA and the eHealth Initiative found in a new survey, including financial impact assessments and plans for internal and external…Details