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  • Telehealth Resource Guide

    by Samantha Holvey | Aug 02, 2018
    Table 1 provides a list of telehealth resources that the Telehealth Workgroup identified as being useful and informative for the industry. This list is not all inclusive. The Telehealth Workgroup plans to review and update this list semiannually. Please contact the Telehealth Workgroup co-chairs to have additional resources considered for inclusion in the guide.

    The scope of this document is to provide telehealth resources and the goals are to:
    • Provide a convenient place to access various telehealth resources;
    • Identify telehealth resources that are relevant, up-to-date, and represent a diversity of views on the topic; and
    • Provide relevant federal and state regulations and policies.

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The next ICD-10 hurdle: Prepare for payer scrutiny

Sep 29, 2016, 13:17 PM

When the clock struck midnight on October 1, 2015, the healthcare industry shifted from the antiquated ICD-9 disease classification system to the more refined ICD-10. One milestone achieved. Can physicians assume it will be smooth sailing now that one major hurdle has been crossed?

Not quite. There is yet another hurdle to cross in the coming months—navigating the conclusion of the ICD-10 grace period—a year-long moratorium on retrospective denials of unspecified claims. 

CMS announced the grace period after it reached an agreement with the American Medical Association that had advocated for additional delays of ICD-10. During the grace period, which ends October 1, auditors won’t penalize physicians retrospectively for non-specific codes as long as the codes are in the correct family or group. However, this flexibility only pertains to Medicare Part B claims. The grace period doesn’t apply to instances in which a specific code is required for medical necessity purposes.

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