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Alert your clinical and coding team to the dozens of ICD-10-CM guideline updates that will go into effect Oct. 1. Changes that will impact coding are scattered through the guidelines and range from a new call for specificity to revised instructions for coding social determinants of health (SDOH).
HHS published public comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking on modifications (NPRM) to the HIPAA Privacy Rule on June 24, and some providers are wary of the shortened window they would have to release patients’ protected health information (PHI).
On Aug. 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, approving booster shots for immunocompromised individuals, and CMS later announced it would cover the extra shots.
You can expect big pay gains for chronic care management (CCM) codes in 2022, but that’s not the only service in line for a reimbursement surge. By strict dollar gains, the biggest winner for services in the non-facility setting is monthly end-stage renal disease service code 90954, with fees up $206 year to year.


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