Providers awaiting incentive pay for meeting Meaningful Use guidelines are instead being audited by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Prepayment audits of providers attesting to having fulfilled MU began in March.
National Government Services (NGS), under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced additional listening sessions on end-to-end testing for April. These listening sessions are essential in gathering insights and feedback from the healthcare industry on end-to-end testing of ICD-10 and other HIPAA administrative simplification requirements.
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced there will be no delay to implementation for ICD-10-CM and PCS, which is scheduled October 1, 2014.
In the coding world, the term “double dip” has two meanings. You might think it’s never OK to double dip, but in some circumstances, you definitely should—or risk leaving legitimate reimbursement on the table.