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CMS recently released MLN (Medicare Learning Network) Matters® Number: MM8874 to provide instruction on how to report anesthesia associated with screening colonoscopy and other preventative and screening services for which deductible/co-pay have been waived starting in 2015. When reporting anesthesia in conjunction with procedure code G0105 and G0121, remember to append Modifier 33 - Preventative Services - to anesthesia code 00810 when the service qualifies for waiver of the deductible/co-pay.
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At a meeting on September 14, 2011, the ICD-9-CM Coordination & Maintenance (C&M) Committee implemented a partial freeze of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) codes prior to the implementation of ICD-10 which would end one year after the implementation of ICD-10. The implementation of ICD-10 which would end one year after the implementation of ICD-10. The implementation of ICD-10 was delayed from Oct. 1, 2014 to Oct. 1 2015 by final rule CMS-0043-F on July 31, 2014.
New PQRS Frequently Asked Questions Now Available To keep you updated with information on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), CMS has recently added three new FAQs to the website. Review these FAQs to learn more about PQRS EHR reporting, Adult Treatment Panel clinical guidelines, and Joint National Committee clinical guidelines.
HR 4302, which included a delay of ICD-10 until Oct. 1, 2015 is waiting for the President to sign. Are you for or against?
US Senate has passed HR 4302: 64 to 35. It is law if the President signs. Looks like ICD-10 is delayed another year. Updates & information forthcoming as it comes in.
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