CMS 5010 Enforcement Delayed (But Not Entirely)

CMS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 17, 2011 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services Announces 90-Day Period of Enforcement Discretion for Compliance with New HIPAA Transaction Standards Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced that it would not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2012, with respect to any HIPAA covered entity that is not in compliance with the ASC X12 Version 5010 (Version 5010), NCPDP Telecom D.0 (NCPDP D.Innocent and NC

Corruption With the RUC

The following piece demonstrates, in four by Richard Willner, VP, AMS (The Center for Peer Review Justice  Sham Peer Review Defense)


AMA: ICD-10 "Too Burdensome" - Votes STOP!

You can read this information from blogs, or you can read this information in its entirety from the AMA. URL will be provided below.

"In other action A national transition to a new diagnosis coding set would cause administrative and other problems for physician practices attempting to meet mandates forced upon them by federal health agencies, delegates said.

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Anesthesia TIME: Change to Minutes - 1/1/2012

New Regulation Regarding Reporting of Anesthesia Time

Monday, August 01, 2011

As part of the transition to the 5010 HIPAA electronic claims standards, a universal system for reporting anesthesia time to all payers will go into effect January 1, 2012. This new standard will require all anesthesia time to be reported in minutes instead of units - the current norm for some commercial (private) payers.

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