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Elimination of LCDs Proposed

This is the year of many Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory requirement changes. This includes the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS), the next steps toward mandatory Authorized Use Criteria (AUC) implementation for advanced imaging, defining more explicitly what is and what is not “quality” care, etc. It is important to understand that all […]

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ICD and DSM Coding Compliance Will Be Important In 2020 and Beyond

On October 1, the grace period for allowing providers to submit “less-than specific” codes ran out. If you recall, when ICD-10-CM went live in 2015, the federal government gave providers a transitional year to adjust to the shiny new code set, get educated and hone their skills at making specific diagnoses. All is well, right? […]

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