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September 1, 2015
Briefings on APCs

A few days after Briefings on APCs conducted the interview that appeared in last month's issue with W. Jeff Terry, MD, an AMA delegate from Mobile, Alabama, the AMA and CMS announced an accord regarding ICD-10.

In a joint announcement, the organizations said that CMS would not audit or deny Part B physician fee schedule claims for one year after ICD-10-CM implementation due to lack of specificity. While physicians will still be responsible for meeting medical necessity and LCD and NCD requirements, valid ICD-10-CM codes that include the appropriate first three characters will be sufficiently specific for Medicare claims.

October 12, 2015
Medicare Insider

Performant Recovery posted two new issues in to its CMS list for providers in Region A. (See link for individual state applicability.)

October 8, 2015
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is the final part in a series of three notes about the four parts of Medicare. This note focuses on part D.

October 7, 2015
Medicare Insider

This week’s updates include the October 2015 update of the ASC payment system; postpayment review requirements; and more! Click here to read all of this week’s updates.

October 2, 2015
Medicare Insider
There are currently no Recovery Auditor updates.