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“Finally Friday!” UPICs, AHA’s Backlog Solutions, and OBS Benchmarks

FRIDAY October 28, 2016: “UPICs *may* be awake, but the AHA certainly is!” PLUS A Discussion about the What & Why of OBS Benchmarking Get the Handouts Sponsored by The Health Law Partners, MAS Coding Solutions THIS WEEK, we’re going … Continue reading

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Changes to the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2017

Were We Asleep at the Wheel? Yesterday was certainly like any other, in the world of healthcare coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and appeals. The work is intriguing, interesting, and certainly a learning experience every day. The only thing that … Continue reading

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FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlights – Health Law Pulse

FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlights On April 27, 2016, CMS published the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule for fiscal … Continue reading

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Via: Medicare over-billing big problem in state

Louisiana is No. 1 again. This time the state posted the highest rate of Medicare over-billing in the country. Those providing medical services in the state charged an estimated $1.25 billion more than they should have. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, … Continue reading

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CMS Open Door Forum – January 26 2016

CMS provided an Open Door Forum on January 26, 2016 with the following agenda: I. Opening Remarks Chair – Tiffany Swygert (Center for Medicare) Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications) II. Announcements & Updates • Introduction of the Hospital … Continue reading

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