Medicare Update Nov 2011

CMS Has Created Implementation Handbooks to Help you Transition to ICD-10

All entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must transition to the ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013. CMS has developed four Implementation Handbooks to assist you with your transition to ICD-10. These handbooks are step-by-step guides specifically for small and medium provider practices, large provider practices, small hospitals and payers. Please share with appropriate staff.

December 2011 Medicare Advisory

The December 2011 Medicare Advisory for J1 Part B is now available. This issue is packed full of useful information for submitting Medicare Part B claims. Be sure to share with appropriate staff.

J1 Part B ACT December 6: Are You Ready for 2012?

Registration is now open for the quarterly J1 Part B ACT ‘Are you ready for 2012?’ on December 6 at 12:30 PT. The teleconference call will cover final steps for the ANSI 5010 transition as well as the latest information regarding the Revalidation of Medicare Provider Enrollment. Register through the link in the announcement or log into your Palmetto GBA Workshops database account.

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Enrollment Procedures

This article was revised on November 17, 2011, to refer providers to MLN Matters® Article SE1122 for important new information about these Accreditation Requirements. Providers need not submit their ADI data on their 855 enrollment forms or via the PECOS enrollment system. CMS receives that data from the accrediting organizations. Please share with your staff.

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