Historic SGR bill awaits action by Senate, Medicare claims are on hold

From the Wisconsin Medical Society After passing the U.S. House of Representatives last week, H.R. 2: “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA), which would repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, has been put on hold until the U.S....

Certified EHR (Electronic Health Record) Technology

In a press release dated May 20, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a rule to help providers make use of Certified E.H.R. (Electronic Health Record) Technology. The proposed rule would let eligible professionals use the 2011 Edition...

ICD-10 Implementation

With the announcement on April 1st of the delay of ICD-10, there was much speculation as to if the ICD-10 would even be implemented and whether those in the industry should move forward with their plans of education and training. On May 1st of this year, CMS has...

Primary Care Physicians ICD-10 Coding

With ICD-10 just over 180 days away, are you documenting all that is necessary to meet the new guidelines that will come with the new code set for ICD-10 CM?  Laterality (anatomic location) and specificity (granulation) are required to be on all documentation as I am...