Payment & Coding
On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (HR 4302), which among other things, extended the deadline for ICD-10 by one year to October 1, 2015. In addition, on May 1, 2014, CMS announced that, accordingly, October 1, 2015, will be the new compliance date that will require the use of ICD-10. Furthermore, all HIPAA covered entities must continue to use ICD-9 through September 30, 2015. As we get more information about how this will play out, we will post it here.
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Learn more about available payments under the Medicaid program including increased payments to both primary care and subspecialty practices beginning in 2013.
Do you need help negotiating your contract with a payer? Are you finding it difficult to keep track of which colleagues you refer to belong to which plan? Are you struggling to retain lab testing in your office, but your payer is refusing?
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ACP has many beginning and advanced coding resources for physicians and office staff, including videos how-to's, articles, forms, and tools.
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