The proposed changes to Medicare policies and payment in 2020 were released today. They can be accessed at the following sites:
Physician Payment: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-16041.pdf
OPPS Payment: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-16107.pdf
ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Additions to Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR)
Programs National Coverage Decision
CMS has added the following diagnosis codes to NCD 20.31 - Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) Programs:
ZHealth Launches New Cardiovascular Software That Improves Both Documentation and Coding Accuracy
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, ZHealth unveiled Etch™, the first-ever software platform that successfully addresses both the documentation and the coding challenges of complex cardiovascular procedures. Etch™ will be launched at the 2018 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) convention in Miami Beach, Florida.
“From our 18 years of consulting, we found that only about half of these cases are accurately coded by hospitals. The average under-coding can be $140 to $200 per case, and that is just for Medicare reimbursement,” said Dr. David Zielske, president of ZHealth.