CMS Educates the Public about ICD-10 through Instructional Videos; ICD-10 Set to go Live October 1, 2015

CMS has introduced two new videos on ICD-10. The videos can be found here. The videos are exceptional in explaining ICD-10 basic concepts and drives home why ICD-10 will help better communicate diagnoses in the healthcare industry than previously was available with ICD-9. ICD-10 will not only be required by providers when billing for medical … Read moreCMS Educates the Public about ICD-10 through Instructional Videos; ICD-10 Set to go Live October 1, 2015

CMS Releases Alert for Changes to Response File Naming Convention

CMS has released an alert dated October 27, 2014 detailing changes to the naming convention for claim, TIN and query response files that will take effect April 6, 2015. In order to ensure that filenames remain unique, CMS is modifying the time, or “T,” node of the filename convention. Instead of four digits representing seconds and … Read moreCMS Releases Alert for Changes to Response File Naming Convention

CMS Releases Updated NGHP User Guide Version 4.3

CMS has released an updated User Guide for NGHPs, version 4.3, on October 6, 2014. While the updates contained in the new version appear to be minor, Helios encourages RREs and claim administrators to review the new User Guide in its entirety to ensure compliance. The changes are noted in the revision history of the document as the following items: … Read moreCMS Releases Updated NGHP User Guide Version 4.3

CMS Issues NGHP Alert Clarifying MSP Criteria for Exposure, Ingestion, and Implantation Cases

On August 19th, CMS issued an NGHP alert which clarifies a previous alert regarding MSP applicability to exposure, ingestion, and implantation cases and the December 5, 1980 date. Within this alert, CMS notes that it is clarifying a previous alert dated October 11, 2011. For the new August 19th alert, click here. For the previous … Read moreCMS Issues NGHP Alert Clarifying MSP Criteria for Exposure, Ingestion, and Implantation Cases

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