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Recent CMS Change Requests for HIV, HPV, FISS Travel A...

Screening for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection On February 5, CMS released a change request to inform contractors that CMS has determined that...

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ICD-10 Updates: The Freeze is Over...

After five years of ICD-10 classification system code freezes, October 1, 2016 will see the system back on the routine cycle for annual updates....

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Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determinations...

On February 26th, CMS published a One-Time Notification, Transmittal 1630, Change Request 9540. This change request (CR) is the 6th maintenance update of ICD-10...

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Announcement from HHS: The Health Care Industry Cybers...

At HHS, we’re working today with an eye on the horizon. We’re committed to building a health care system that provides better care, spends...

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Special Edition MLN Matters Articles Regarding Billing...

On March 16, CMS released three special edition MLN Matters articles on submitting claims to MACs for chiropractic services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Special...

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Telehealth Services: Change Request from CMS...

On March 11, CMS released a change request to display the list of telehealth services that were once available through the manual updates to...

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Implementation of the Award for Jurisdiction A DME MAC...

On March 11, CMS posted a transmittal stating it awarded Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a new contract for the administration of Medicare Fee-for-Service claims...

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Substantial revisions to QIO Manual for reviews involv...

CMS recently released an extensive revision of QIO Manual Chapter 9 related to QIO reviews in cases potentially involving sanction recommendations from the OIG...

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New HCPCS Effective April 1, 2016...

Effective April 1, 2016, nine new HCPCS codes have been created for reporting drugs and biologicals in the ASC setting and have been granted...

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