The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required HHS to establish digital standards for business-related tasks like submitting claims and getting paid. The goal is to reduce paperwork and streamline business processes across the health care system. Standards allow information to be shared digitally in consistent ways. With common standards for content […]
The scheduled release of modifications to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code set are available on the HCPCS Quarterly Update web page. Changes are effective on the dates indicated on the update. Keep Up to Date on ICD-10! Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and official resources, including the Next […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance as the last week (July 20-24) to conduct ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare approaches. The goal with end-to-end testing is to ensure that: Providers and submitters can successfully submit claims containing ICD-10 codes to the Medicare FFS claims systems; software changes the Centers […]
The QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) recently released a document containing helpful hints to ensure correct MDS 3.0 submission.
On October 13, the Senate Finance Committee, which spent the past two weeks discussing 130 amendments, approved its healthcare reform bill by a vote of 14-9.
Tips for long-term care facilities searching for a new software vendor for the MDS 3.0.
Q: Our facility will need to update our software when we transition to the MDS 3.0. What questions should we ask our vendor now? Diane: It’s important to start a dialogue now with your automation vendor. You can work with your vendor to create a better product. Sit down with your team and make a […]