The three-day payment window and new PD modifier
Recovery Auditor Report, December 1, 2011
Last week was rather quiet for CMS, so I wanted to bring forward guidance that CMS published in the display copy of Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule on November 2 along with the OPPS final rule. We usually don’t focus on physicians’ clinics; however, this could have a significant impact on some hospitals.
Editor’s note: Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, regulatory specialist for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s MedicareMentor note from the instructor.
- Differentiate between types of wound debridement
- Complications from immobility by body system
- Treating Chronic Pain a Tough Task for Physicians
- Note similarities and differences between HCPCS, CPT® codes
- OB services: Coding inside and outside of the package
- Fracture coding in ICD-10-CM requires greater specificity
- What does case-mix index mean to you?
- Don’t forget the three checks in medication administration
- Your Hospital's Financial Statements: How Management Keeps Score
- OSHA issues new inspection guidelines for field inspectors: How you’re affected
- Q&A: Review palliative care charts and query for 'comfort care' when appropriate
- Q&A: Coding for palliative care
- Nurse practitioners improve discharges, reduce readmissions, and save hospitals money
- Know How to Document Missed Visits
- Inter-department communication can improve patient safety
- Identify new intraocular lenses for which ASCs can bill patients directly
- ICD-10-CM coma, stroke codes require more specific documentation
- Consider four tips when writing your use-of-force policy
- Coding tip: Learn types and names of bunion procedures, part 2 of 2
- CMS replaces clinic E/M visit levels with single G-code