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Q: Has CMS released further guidance on billing lab tests under the OPPS for separate paymen
Q: We have been watching our payments from Medicare since all the lab bundling was
Q: When a patient presents to the ED and the physician there orders a drug panel, we pe
Q: We are having a lot of issues in moving laboratory testing to a 14X bill type w
  Technical experts needed for the CMS SNF QRP panel
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's note
JANUARY 1, 2015
Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the Independent Payment
CMS is currently soliciting nominations for technical expert panel members for quality measures
AUGUST 12, 2016
On Aug. 25, CMS published Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 3853, updating billing, payment
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
  GAO: New payment rates for Part B lab tests may lead to billions in overpayments
DECEMBER 14, 2018
In 2012, CMS established the Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel as an independent review en
Boston firefighters responded to a lab fire at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in the Brighton area of t
JUNE 30, 2016
Many lab managers and safety professionals tell me they cannot get staff to maintain compliance w
MARCH 24, 2016
Laboratory safety professionals are busier than ever, so proper safety training for lab staff is
APRIL 6, 2017
The head of the CDC lab where workers potentially exposed their colleagues to live anthrax resign
JULY 30, 2014
 CMS proposes aligning its conditional packaging logic with how it applies packaging to labs
Lab safety thoughts on time travel, PPE, and misplaced food Editor’s note: In
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
A still undetermined number of patients were affected when lab records from Community Mercy Healt
  Billing for the flu vaccine
OCTOBER 5, 2018
Members of the ACDIS Advisory Board will conduct a one-hour “CDI Ethics” panel discus
The safety culture varies greatly from laboratory to laboratory. Most lab employees these days kn
DECEMBER 17, 2014
For home health patients, may we accept orders for labs from a physician assistant (PA) w
A violation of safety rules at the CDC lab in Atlanta may have exposed a scientist to the Eb
DECEMBER 31, 2014
We are working on a rewrite of a popular book with our lab folks, Lab Safety Made Simple
DECEMBER 17, 2015
To get your lab in tip-top shape for the upcoming year, have a look back at the last year’s
JANUARY 12, 2017
  The administrator's role in the billing process
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Fortify billing systems with strong communication
JANUARY 8, 2016
  Developing strategic areas in consolidated billing
  QAPI: What is the billing department's role?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 22, 2016
  Avoiding Medicare fraudulent billing
JANUARY 27, 2017
  FAQs: Consolidated billing for SNFs
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 1, 2017
  Implications of consolidated billing under PDPM
OCTOBER 12, 2018
On July 20, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will convene a panel of
The safety culture varies greatly from laboratory to laboratory. Most lab employees these
JUNE 18, 2014
For eight years, while performing lab safety audits, I have cited a couple of labs for having key
JANUARY 7, 2016
CMS recently updated its Clinical Laboratory Amendments (CLIA) for lab work at critical access ho
APRIL 12, 2016
  SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 14, 2014
  New emphasis on provider collaboration in consolidated billing
  Consolidated billing: A new emphasis on provider collaboration
AUGUST 28, 2015
  Best Practices for Ongoing Consolidated Billing Compliance
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Navigating Special Billing Cases: Leaves of Absence
OCTOBER 30, 2015
  New whitepape available: Physician Certification and Recertification: Permission to Bill
APRIL 29, 2016
  Medicare billing: A common compliance risk area
APRIL 15, 2016
  Top five SNF Part A billing issues
AUGUST 12, 2016
  What is the SNFs liability for practitioner billing errors?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  Consolidated billing questions? We have your answers!
JANUARY 6, 2017
  Evaluating MDS Data Quality Will Improve Billing Accuracy
MARCH 24, 2017
  We are now offering a 2-day SNF billing bootcamp!
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  New billing resources have been added!
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  Special requirements for billing urology supplies & updated DMEPOS fee schedule
DECEMBER 21, 2018
  Case study: Consolidated billing, major category I
DECEMBER 7, 2018
To get your lab in tip-top shape for the upcoming year, have a look back at the last year’s
In December 2014, CMS posted a document on its Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payme
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the 2015 HCPro book, Lab Safety Tr
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
OCR representatives confirmed during a panel at the 2014 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit September 3
This Friday, CMS will accept final technical expert panel (TEP)
Two bipartisan bills introduced in the U.S. Senate aim to reduce the physician shortage. The firs
JUNE 16, 2017
The Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP Panel) summer meeting
Hospital Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to hospital billing r
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to billin
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Many years ago I worked in a lab that often received dry ice in boxes with our blood product deli
AUGUST 11, 2016
Healthcare professionals can carry the laminated card in a lab coat pocket and refer to it
The hazards associated with lab equipment can last well past their useful life span
As a Laboratory Safety Officer, I am of course concerned about all lab-related activities being d
MAY 21, 2015
Rep. Jim Benacci (R-OH) has reintroduced the bill that is aimed at eliminating the three-d
JANUARY 23, 2015
  Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
  Safeguard revenue against partner billing flubs: The five-step invoice verification process
AUGUST 21, 2015
  What you need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Bill introduced to add dental, hearing, and vision services under Medicare coverage
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
  What SNFs need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Have you heard? We have added a SNF Billing Boot Camp!
  Flu season is here: Make sure you are billing accurately for flu vaccinations
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Q: How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay that
It has been almost 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Needlestick Safety and Preven
A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act was introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2015. U
JANUARY 23, 2015
Q: I work in ambulance billing. I know that under Original Medicare, many non-emergen
MARCH 27, 2015
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, introduced a new bill related to ICD-10 into the House of R
MAY 20, 2015
JUSTCODING
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE 
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE whit
JANUARY 9, 2015
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE 
JANUARY 16, 2015
Events include: Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospi
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP
Events include: Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospi
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing pr
MARCH 18, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
A majority of patients don’t understand the charges and information on their medical bills,
In this guest blog, Linda Gylland, MLS (ASCP) QLS, a lab safety officer for Sanford Health
JANUARY 14, 2015
The Ohio House recently passed a bill aiming to authorize eligible physician assistants to write
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to b
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
HCPro is seeking feedback on your rural health clinic billing and compliance training needs. Plea
A bill linking skilled nursing facilities' Medicare payments to hospital readmissions pass
MARCH 28, 2014
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 29, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 22, 2016
Home health care billing is a complicated task—to make sure you receive all the pay
If the big lab can’t get it right, we’ve got problems. It goes without saying
JULY 30, 2014
Here we go again. On May 4, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a new bill that could potentially c
Congress is getting involved in the ICD-10 transition again with a new bill introduced into the H
Events include: Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospi
CMS updates billing instructions for TMVR On April 24, CMS rescinded and replaced Trans
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 1, 2014
A bill to ban abortions through the use of telemedicine in Iowa is now off of the table fo
With out-of-network bills becoming a bigger problem, some states are passing laws that make it mo
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
The California state legislature is debating a bill calling for violence prevention plans
APRIL 22, 2014
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination
AUGUST 1, 2014
  A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state off
JULY 25, 2014
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 15, 2016
Common SNF billing struggles Written by Lisa McIntire and Jul
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
A bill to reauthorize funding for GME at children’s hospitals has reached the U.S. House of
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facility Medicare reimbu
The Arkansas House of Representatives last week rejected a bill that would allow telemedicine com
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE whit
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
A bill that allows CMS to expedite physicians’ applications for a meaningful use hardship e
DECEMBER 29, 2015
A bill that would reform mental healthcare in the United States, and potentially address a nation
JULY 7, 2016
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
A new bill introduced in the Nebraska legislature proposes offering up to $120,000 in loan
JANUARY 16, 2015
HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
  Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facilit
Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and serv
California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill to make it easier for rural patients to u
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a compr
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
How would we bill the following scenario? On Monday, a nurse assesses the patient’s
HOP Panel summer meeting scheduled CMS announced the summer meeting of
Conducting pre-billing audits can be challenging, but when done correctly, it can save organizati
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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OCTOBER 21, 2015
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NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Long-Term Living reports that a bill that aims to establish national occupational stand
JANUARY 8, 2016
Hospital Billing From A to Z  
To address the shortage of physicians in Missouri, a recently passed bill would ease the qualific
JUNE 9, 2017
A new House bill seeks to eliminate the use of behavioral assumptions when determining payment ra
Events include: Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospi
Events include: Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospi
The Long-Term Care Billing Webcast is a 90-minute webcast where expert 
APRIL 25, 2014
Lawmakers in a half-dozen states are considering bills that would expand the scope of practice fo
Earlier this month, bipartisan members of the House introduced a bill to expand teleheath
  There is no mention of postponing the implementation of ICD-10 in spending bills
DECEMBER 16, 2014
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
Since its introduction in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting, consolidated billing (CB) h
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
A bill to streamline the physician reentry process, introduced last month by U.S. Rep. John Sarb
How do we bill for osteoporosis drugs? The home health consolidated bil
Q: We perform electrophysiology (EP) studies in our catheterization lab for outpatients
Legislative bills filed in the Washington Senate and House this week seek to remove a prov
JANUARY 23, 2015
A bill that aims to create a federal commission focuses on prevention and treatment of complex di
A 17-year-old boy dressed in a white lab coat and face mask told police in West Palm Beach, Flori
JANUARY 20, 2015
CMS recently clarified policy on acceptable control materials for lab testing. While not changing
APRIL 26, 2016
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP Panel)
Every year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves responsible for a surprise medical bill fro
APRIL 3, 2014
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's n
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Q: I have a question about billing infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for sur
Yes. It’s kind of complex the way billing is going to work. If the clinician conducts a SOC
A bipartisan bill intended to streamline administrative processes, cut costs, and boost patient o
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators aims to increase home health access for low-inc
Common consolidated billing issues facing SNFs Consolidated
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
By the time James King, a former physician living in Billings, Montana, filed his taxes, his ide
Okon Umana, MD, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that fraudulently billed Medic
DECEMBER 4, 2014
A bill that would have allowed outpatient joint replacement surgery in the state of Wyoming didn
A bill introduced in Congress last month aims to change how Medicare-funded GME training position
OCTOBER 7, 2016
With Senate Bill (SB) 1148 now in effect in Oklahoma, the state has become a testing ground for t
Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
This week’s updates include the SNF Consolidated Billing update and a special edition M
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&
APRIL 11, 2014
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&rsquo
APRIL 11, 2014
A bill that would establish around-the-clock registered nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Me
AUGUST 7, 2014
Last Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to permanently repeal Medicar
A bipartisan bill introduced to Congress April 20 would
The House Education and Labor Committee recently voted out a bill that would direct the Occupatio
JUNE 19, 2019
A pair of lawmakers in Massachusetts co-sponsored a bill that would increase penalties for attack
JULY 24, 2019
In FY 2014, the OIG is setting out to review some aspects of billing and payments that were not i
By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
A single sentence added to a House of Representatives bill that went unremarked-upon during a bri
Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
AUGUST 1, 2015
The OIG has taken aim at improper home health Medicare billing in its 2017 Work Plan, which is ba
On January 12, 2017, lawmakers introduced a bill that lifts restrictions which previously prohibi
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Taking the mystery out of consolidated billing In the Balanc
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Q: We are trying to verify whether we should bill for two units of the CPT® code wh
APRIL 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have presented a draft bill calling for post-acute ca
MARCH 21, 2014
Q:  How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
If a recently introduced House bill becomes law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Need another reason to avoid billing denials by ensuring proper documentation? A new study in the
“We don't do a good job to show that the services residents provide, that are getting bille
JULY 24, 2015
  By Steven Andrews   The bill from Congress calling
by Joan Usher It’s essential that agencies work to make their billing depa
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon has signed a bill that creates a new class of medical license in that st
  Legislators in Washington recently passed a bill that removed a restriction givi
MARCH 27, 2015
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
OIG continues to eye Part A billing, hospitalizations of SNF residents in 2015
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Change allows hospices to bill directly for preventive vaccines CMS has issued
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
As Connecticut closes in on passing a bill to allow advanced practice RNs (APRNs) to practice in
There has been a lot of angst amongst coders and billing departments surrounding the switch to IC
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
There has been a lot of angst amongst coders and billing departments surrounding the switch to IC
DECEMBER 10, 2014
An unlicensed physician has been convicted for his role in a scheme to bill Medicare for h
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR;
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
MAY 13, 2015
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MARCH 9, 2017
Services furnished in a provider-based department are generally billed in two or more claims&mdas
The AMA announced earlier this week it won’t try to block Medicare’s release of bill
APRIL 10, 2014
MAY 28, 2014
JUSTCODING
When the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program was announced in April 2011, it was billed by CMS
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
A U.S. Senator has introduced a new bill to lift the funding cap on residency positions.
JUNE 13, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city and the Committee of I
MARCH 6, 2015
Medicare and other payers hold physicians responsible for correct billing and medical documentati
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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AUGUST 19, 2015
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NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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CMS updates billing instructions for TMVR  On April 24, CMS rescin
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