Tagged with ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding

CMS 2018 MA, Part D Final Payment Rates Announced with 0.45% Increase

CMS has released 2018 Medicare Advantage and Part D payment rates, announcing a 0.45% average rate increase. According to CMS, the changes made aim at providing benefit flexibility and efficiency which will allow Medicare enrollees to choose the care that best fits their health needs.

OH – Medicaid Oversight Committees Announce Changes to State Behavioral Health Redesign

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has announced two major policy and operational updates related to Behavioral Health Redesign. These policy modifications include the expansion of MH Day Treatment service for Qualified Mental Health Specialists (QMHSs) as well as the removal of the limit of 24 hours for Mental Health or SUD Nursing services per patient, per calendar year.

DOJ v. UnitedHealth

The DOJ moves forward with legal action against two insurers accused of erroneous coding and inflated billing – UnitedHealth and WellMed Medical Management.

Harvard Pilgrim Updates Eylea Medical Policy and 2017 Fee Schedule

Harvard Pilgrim has updated the Eylea Medical Policy to remove some codes that were not consistent with the policy’s intent and will now include ICD-10 codes newly released by CMS. In addition, the insurer says it will update its Standard professional fee schedule, incorporating recently released Medicare relative value units (RVUs) and laboratory rates for 2017.

CMS Offers Revised Q&A for End of ICD-10 Grace Period

As of October 1, the year-long grace period for ICD-10 claims submissions has ended. To assist coders and hospitals, CMS has revised its Q&A “Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015, CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities.”