The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a proposed rule on EHR certification late Friday. The rule is a companion to the proposed [...]
Monday Coding Quiz: A list of codes describing procedures that include conscious sedation, if administered by the same surgeon as performs the procedure, can be found in:
CMS stays the course with its proposed rule on stage 2 of the meaningful use EHR incentive program. It confirms a delayed start, shuffles some objectives, and raises the bar on patient engagement.
This week AHIMA announced it will reach out to leaders at the Department of Health and Human Services and urge there be no delay in the [...]
Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice): In ICD-9-CM coding, to report Jakob- Creutzfeldt disease with dementia, you would need:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius announced late today that HHS will initiate the rulemaking process to postpone the compliance deadline for implementation of [...]
CMS is willing to “re-examine the pace” of the ICD-10 implementation, CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told attendees at the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference.
Recovery of Medicare overpayments picked up dramatically in the first quarter of the new federal fiscal year. Recovery audit contactors took back $397.8 million in Medicare [...]