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All told, 273 codes are proposed to be added, 30 codes revised and 21 invalidated in the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year 2020. The code changes, once finalized, would take effect Oct. 1, 2019. CMS issued the proposed lists of new, revised and invalid codes April 23 in conjunction with the proposed inpatient hospital prospective payment system rule.
In our current issue of Part B News we review ways in which your practice can insulate itself from liability if one of your providers is charged with crimes relating to opioid prescribing. Here with some extra analysis is Constance Endelicato, partner with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP in Los Angeles and a specialist in professional liability claims. 

“A serious issue that can disrupt, if not devastate, the lives of individuals and families,” said the chair of the subcommittee holding Congress’ first-ever hearing on surprise medical billing on April 2.


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