The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is examining the implications of the ICD-10 provision in the recently enacted Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 and will provide guidance to providers and other stakeholders soon. Until that time, Medicare will not be announcing the participants selected for the planned July 2014 end-to-end testing.
The 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule contains significant clarifications regarding inpatient admission criteria that all admitting physicians and hospitals need to be aware of. Visit the CMS website(external link) for their latest guidance.
Office Closure – April 18, 2014
WPS Medicare will be closed the afternoon of April 18, 2014, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. We will re-open on Monday, April 21, 2014. If you need assistance, please contact us on Monday April 21, 2014.
CMS Secure Net Access Portal (C-SNAP) Important Reminder!
Before checking the eligibility of your patient, make sure you have the following:
1. Copy of the patient’s Medicare card or knowledge of the correct Medicare number.
2. Correct spelling of the patient’s name.
3. Correct date of birth (month, day, and year).
4. Date of service.