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Final ICD-10-CM Codes for 2018 Contain a Few Surprises

The final codes include 322 more changes than what was proposed by CMS in April’s hospital IPPS rule. Starting Oct. 1, it will be possible to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in remission from abuse of each of a variety of substances, including alcohol, opioids, cannabis and nicotine. Those nine new […]

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It is Time to be Change-Hardy with the new IPPS Proposed Rules

Be adaptable and ready for change if you are responsible for payer reimbursements in your healthcare organization. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a large number of changes to diagnosis-related groups DRGs for 2018, along with changes in ICD-10-CM and PCS. Here is a quick summary of the changes: 264 MS-DRGs […]

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2017 IPPS: Coding Changes Ahead

The proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)

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How IPPS Final Rule Affects Medical Coding

The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule specifies how hospitals are to be paid for Medicare beneficiaries’ inpatient care starting Oct. 1 and clarifies penalties to hospitals. CMS offered hospitals some additional guidelines for inpatient admissions and finalized requirements for the Part A to Part B rebilling in the 2014 IPPS Final Rule, released August […]

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