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May, 2015

ICD-10 Pre-Bill Auditing a Growing Area of Concern

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Given the massive number of new ICD-10 codes and the Oct. 1, 2016 compliance date, HRS and ICD10monitor are producing a special-edition Internet broadcast that will focus on the imperative of pre-bill auditing. The free broadcast will air live at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. The 60-minute live event is being sponsored by HRS. “Given recent news about errors on documentation and coding audits, pre-billing should be a very high priority for providers,” said Chuck Buck, the broadcast’s executive producer and co-host of Talk Ten Tuesdays. “Pre-bill auditing can proactively target […]

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May, 2015

What Radiology Practices Need to Know About the New CMS Updates to the ICD-10 Guidelines

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The grace period during which Medicare would not impose penalties for less-than-specific coding under ICD-10-CM* is expiring on October 1, 2016.  The change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis coding that took place on October 1, 2015 was a major adjustment for most physicians and their practice staff.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized some of the difficulties that were going to be faced in the transition, and in response they issued a document of guidance describing certain ‘flexibilities’ that would initially be allowed. On August 18, 2016, […]

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