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Briefings on APCs, August 2009

Briefings on APCs, August 1, 2009

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In this issue, you will find information about the new updates to the ICD-9 codes and look at how those changes affect outpatient facilities.
CMS adds new modifiers for never events and creates questions for facilities with the July I/OCE update,
Ensure medical necessity to curb revenue loss. Changing processes can help you consistently meet medical necessity requirements
Look to CMS, AHIMA for E/M leveling guidance. Use these guidelines to establish or update your facility’s E/M tool
CMS clarifies outpatient “observation services” Terminology changes, but not definition.

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