New Code One of Many New Initiatives from CMS

New Code One of Many New Initiatives from CMS

A new code, recently announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is effective now and according to some it’s expected to keep auditors busy in their review of medical record claims. It’s Condition Code 92.

The code outlines the billing requirement for intensive outpatient program services for hospital outpatient departments, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and community mental health centers (CMHCs).

In addition to the new code, CMS has also provided new information on how providers are to submit medical documentation. It’s part of the agency’s

electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD).

Finally, among other newsworthy items from CMS is a proposal to the appeal process so that Medicare beneficiaries could change their status from inpatient to outpatient.

Rose Dunn, former president of the American Association of Health Information Management (AHIMA), is expected to report on these new initiatives from CMS today during Talk Ten Tuesdays with Chuck Buck and Dr. Erica Remer. Dunn, a long-standing panelist on the live Internet radio broadcast, is the current chief operating officer for First Class Solutions.

The broadcast will also feature these other instantly recognizable segments:

  • Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will report on the latest coding news.
  • Social Determinants of Health: Tiffany Ferguson, CEO of Phoenix Medical Management, Inc., will report on the news happening at the intersection of medical record auditing and the social determinants of health (SDoH).
  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, CPA, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.  

All this and more will be reported during today’s live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays at 10 a.m. EST.

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