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Bipartisan House Vote to Repeal SGR – 0.5% Physician Annual Increase

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Healthcare costs, ICD-10

BIPARTISAN HOUSE VOTE TO REPEAL THE SGR – 0.5% PHYSICIAN INCREASE EACH YEAR THROUGH 2019 — EXTENSION OF THE 1.0 WORK GPCI FLOOR THROUGH 2017 – NO ICD-10 DELAY Senate to Vote When It Returns – CMS Issues Payment Advisory The House of Representatives took what the House of Medicine rightfully can call a historic… Continue Reading

BIPARTISAN HOUSE VOTE TO REPEAL THE SGR

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Healthcare costs, ICD-10

.05% PHYSICIAN INCREASE EACH YEAR THROUGH 2019 EXTENSION OF THE 1.0 WORK GPCI FLOOR THROUGH 2017 NO ICD-10 DELAY Senate to Vote When It Returns – CMS Issues Payment Advisory The House of Representatives took what the House of Medicine rightfully can call a historic vote late in the evening of March 26 to really,… Continue Reading

Update: C.M.S. Statement on ICD-10 Start Date

Posted in HIPAA, ICD-10

C.M.S. has issued a short statement identifying that the new ICD-10 start date is October 1, 2015.   According to C.M.S., it expects HHS “to release an informational rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning Oct. 1, 2015.”  Until then, HIPAA-covered entities… Continue Reading

ICD-10 Update

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Just a quick note that on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (not an April Fool’s joke), President Obama signed H.R. 4302, which was passed by the Senate on Monday. This law, in addition to providing another 12-month patch to the S.G.R. formula for Medicare payments for physicians, delays implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 1,… Continue Reading

March Madness / October Chaos

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Many of us are currently experiencing March Madness – NCAA tournament, brackets, Cinderellas, etc.  Many in healthcare unfortunately may experience “October Chaos,” as the compliance deadline for the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes is set for October 1, 2014.  Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Continue Reading