ICD-10 Implementation Update

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015. Stay…

CMS Updates the Appeals Manual

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued instructions that revise and update the Appeals of Claim Decisions Manual. Revisions include the following: Definition of spouse The submission of appointment of representative written instruments The handling and reporting of defective or missing appointment instruments Signature requirements for appointment of representative instruments To access…