CMS releases OPPS rule for 2016, finalizes two-midnight changes: 10 things to know

Written by Ayla Ellison for Becker’s Hospital CFO CMS released its final 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System rule on Friday, which finalizes CMS’ proposal to alter its controversial two-midnight rule and implements previously announced modifications to CMS’ medical review strategy. Here are 10 things to know about the…

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Senate Passes ICD-10 Delay Bill

Article by Chris Dimick, Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of AHIMA. This article was originally published on the Journal of AHIMA website on March 31, 2014 and is republished here with permission. The Senate voted today to approve a bill that will delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS by at least one year. The bill now moves to…

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House Votes to Extend ICD-10 Deadline By One Year

By Greg Slabodkin for HealthData Management By a voice vote, the House of Representatives today approved legislation that includes a provision to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to Oct. 1, 2015. Introduced on the House floor this morning, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, also amends the Social Security…

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How to Select the Perfect CAC Solution

By Elizabeth S. Roop for For The Record Two case studies shed light on the issues to consider before making a purchasing decision. As the transition to ICD-10 edges closer, hospitals are being bombarded with information on how computer-assisted coding (CAC) can ease the process. Conference exhibits, sales calls, and direct mail campaigns can make…

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