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2015 OIG Work Plan Targets Place of Service

From the 2015 OIG Work Plan

Physicians—Place-of-service coding errors

NEW 2015 Modifier 33 - Use With Anesthesia Services for Screening Colonoscopy

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.

AskLeslie.net Teams up with PRNAdvisors - Press Release

AskLeslie.net is teaming up with PRNAdvisors.com to get some things done & get them done the right way!

Partial Freeze ICD-9, ICD-10 CM & ICD-10 PCS until 2015

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 FAQ from CMS

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.

New FAQs: