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.
April is IBS Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects an estimated 9-23% of the world's population, yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that they have the condition. Please see the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) website(external link) for information and materials.
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 patientís Medicare card or knowledge of the correct Medicare number.
2. Correct spelling of the patientís name.
3. Correct date of birth (month, day, and year).
4. Date of service.