Providers can conduct their security risk analyses (SRAs) for meaningful use anytime during the calendar year of the reporting period as long as the assessment is complete before attestation, CMS clarified recently.
Be careful if you plan to rely on mapping tools to select the correct ICD-10-CM codes as part of your transition to the new code set. Not only do these tools, such as General Equivalency Mappings (GEMs), not offer the full range of ICD-10-CM codes available that could crosswalk from the ICD-9-CM code, but also the only choices you’re offered may be incorrect choices based on the physician’s documentation.
Good news: New guidance from CMS on chronic care management (CCM) says you can start the CCM billing clock on a patient the same month he was in the hospital or skilled nursing facility, as long as he wasn’t an inpatient for the entire month.
Tailor these authorization forms to use in your practice and ensure you’re compliant in your use of protected health information (PHI).
Use this quick guide to ascertain Medicare-covered preventive services, most of which came at no cost to your patients. You will also find each service’s HCPCS and CPT codes in addition to applicable ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
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