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November 29, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a claims status category and claims status codes update, new waived tests, the reprocessing of some IPPS claims, and more!

December 2, 2016
Medicare Web

How can discharge planners learn whether their facility has a disclosable financial interest?

December 2, 2016
Medicare Web

As part of the 2017 OPPS final rule, CMS’ quality measure updates will lead to no changes for 2017, but the agency did finalize proposals that will impact future years. 

December 2, 2016
Medicare Web

The second round of desk audits in the HIPAA audit program began this week, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced in a November 30 email alert.

November 30, 2016
Medicare Web

Q: We have worked hard to get a process for applying modifier -L1 (separately payable laboratory test) when there is lab work ordered by a different physician for a different reason (i.e., diagnosis), but the process is labor intensive. Is it mandatory to report the -L1 modifier?