Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Free HIMSS/AHIMA CEU Available From the National Center for Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics has a free CEU available for HIMSS and AHIMA members. The topic is the National Hospital Care Survey.

The stated objectives are:

  • To introduce you to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
  • To describe the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS)
  • To tell you why you should participate in NHCS
  • To describe what participation involves
  • To describe how NCHS ensures confidentiality and complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
You can access the training program HERE.

Monday, November 2, 2015

CMS Posts Revised Instructions for Billing Services On or After 10-1-2015

CMS Medlearn Matters (MLN) has re-issued SE 1408 - Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) Claims Processing Guidance for Implementing International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) – A Re-Issue of MM7492.  Although this is a FFS guidance, it was referenced in the September 2015 Encounter Data Processing System Newsletter, for guidance on submission of claims/encounters on or after the 10-1 transition date to ICD-10.  There are two important new pieces of information included:

v  The submission of Inpatient Home Health Services (Part B) services—type of bill 32X * (use the thru date)
v  The submission of DME claims that span dates of service before 10-1 and on or after 10-1 (use the from date)

I think there will be a number of DME claims like this, so the update is important.

You can review the update on the CMS website, here.

* The type of bill 32X is not exclusively used for this type of service. This is only for Part B only Medicare  members who are in an inpatient hospital setting, receiving Home Health services there.