At a meeting on September 14, 2011, the ICD-9-CM Coordination and 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 was delayed from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2015, by final rule CMS-0043-F issued on July 31, 2014.
A notice from CMS is available at http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1240.pdf. The notice details who will be affected and what you need to know along with links to additional information to prepare.
The Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation (KHREF) will host two webinars in February for KHA members.
Inpatient versus Outpatient and Part B Inpatient Billing will be held February 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (ET). This program will help participants sort out the confusion surrounding when a patient is an inpatient vs. being an outpatient specific to billing and coding.
Physician Compensation in a Value-Based World will be held February 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). As health care reimbursement transitions from volume to value based, it becomes essential for physician compensation plans to evolve in order to ensure success under changing financial incentives. The objectives of this program are to:
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