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New Medicare IDs Coming Soon

Beginning April 1, 2018, CMS will be mailing out replacement cards for all Medicare beneficiaries with a Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). The HICNs are being changed to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) because the traditional Medicare numbers were based on Social Security Numbers. It is a step CMS is taking to help protect patient information.

New G-Codes and Billing Changes for Home Health

For dates of service on or after January 1, 2017, home health agencies will have four new G-codes to contend with for skilled nursing services. These new codes will replace retiring codes G0163 and G0164. The new codes are: G0493 – Skilled services of a registered nurse (RN) for the observation and assessment of the

Yep, ICD-10 Is Coming…

If you are in healthcare, you’ve heard the warnings. ICD-10 is coming… to all clinical practices in the United States. ICD-10, or the International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition, was actually started way back in 1983 by the World Health Organization and endorsed in May 1990. ICD-10 has been used in the United States on

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