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2022 coding changes

Synopsis of 2022 Coding Changes: ICD-10 & CPT Annual Updates, New Codes Released Over the Course of the COVID-19 PHE

By Teri Jorwic / March 21, 2022 /

As a result of the COVID-19 PHE, many new HCPCS/CPT and ICD-10-CM/PCS codes have been developed for reporting of testing, treatment, vaccination and diagnoses. The following is a comprehensive overview of the code changes from March 2020 through February 2022.

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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule for CY 2022

By Teri Jorwic / November 29, 2021 /

A final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) was released by CMS on November 2, 2021, and takes effect on January 1, 2022.

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OPPS final rule

Final Rule for Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System (CMS-1753FC)

By Ann Zeisset / November 24, 2021 /

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the OPPS/ASC final rule in a press release on November 2, 2021.

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MEAT criteria coding

Learn How to Master M.E.A.T. Criteria Coding During Quad21 Presentation

By YES HIM Consulting / October 18, 2021 /

YES is excited to announce YES President and CEO Karen Youmans will be educating attendees on the M.E.A.T. Criteria coding and documentation practices at the 2021 Southeastern Health Data and Information Conference (Quad21).

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CPT code updates

2022 CPT Code Updates Feature 24 COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Codes in New Code Set

By Teri Jorwic / October 6, 2021 /

The 2022 CPT code updates have been released, with the CPT code book available in late October or early November. Over 400 editorial changes are included in the 2022 edition, with 249 new codes, 63 deletions, and 93 revisions.

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NCTAP IPPS final rule

2022 IPPS Final Rule Released with Allowances Due to COVID-19 PHE, Including Extended NCTAP

By Teri Jorwic / August 12, 2021 /

In the 2022 IPPS Final Rule, the New COVID-19 Treatments Add-on Payment (NCTAP), due to expire when the PHE concluded, was extended through the end of the fiscal year in which the PHE ends.

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Icd 10 cm official guidelines for coding and reporting

FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting Now Available

By Ann Zeisset / August 2, 2021 /

The FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for coding and reporting have been posted on the CDC website (2021). Fiscal Year 2022 introduces several guideline revisions, updates, and changes, some of which relate to new codes being implemented October 1, 2021. One example is Post COVID-19 Condition code U09.9.

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IPO list

CMS Releases 2022 OPPS Proposed Rule – Elimination of IPO List Halted?

By Teri Jorwic / July 28, 2021 /

CMS released the 2022 OPPS Proposed Rule, which suggests the reversal of the decision to abolish the Inpatient Only (IPO) list. Comments on the rule are being accepted through September 17, 2021.

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home health prospective payment system

What You Need to Know About the 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

By YES HIM Consulting / July 20, 2021 /

CMS released the 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Proposed Rule, expanding on the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model (CMS, 2021). Included within the new update, home health agencies that do not meet the required reporting guidelines will receive a 2%-point reduction in their annual update.

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risk adjustment factors

Catch Karen Youmans’ Presentation on Risk Adjustment Factors and MEAT Criteria at 2021 FHIMA Annual Convention

By Mari Cely / July 16, 2021 /

YES is excited to announce YES President and CEO Karen Youmans will be networking with other HIM professionals on behalf of the company at the 2021 FHIMA Annual Convention. In addition, she will be hosting a very informative presentation on risk adjustment factors and MEAT criteria.

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