MedPAC Issues June Report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued their June 2013 report to Congress. The report is 303 pages in length and consists of 9 chapters. Chapter 9 is titled “Mandated report: Improving Medicare’s payment system for outpatient therapy services” and consists of Medicare payment policy for outpatient therapy services, Medicare spending on outpatient therapy services,…

ICD-10 and Claim Submission

In the linked special edition article, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarifies policy for processing split claims for institutional providers that span the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) implementation date of October 1, 2014. ICD-9 codes are effective for that portion of the services rendered on September 30, 2014, and…