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Shark Week and ICD-10 Coding Collide

Every year, the Discovery Channel has a week of programming dedicated to sharks and shark documentaries. So, I will provide a fun and interesting article combining the two for Shark Week. As background, ICD stands for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ICD-10 was developed by the National Center for Health Statistics […]

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Emotional Distress is an Injury that Must be Reported Under Section 111

The purpose of the Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 reporting process is to enable the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for Medicare covered items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries by determining primary versus secondary payer responsibility. Section 111 reporting requirements apply when a person […]

Establishing Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans, Including Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance), No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Laws or Plans Presentation Now Available

The presentation from the May 5th webinar regarding Establishing Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans, Including Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance), No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Laws or Plans Presentation is now available in the Downloads section of the Insurer Services What’s New page of CMS.gov. The following link can be used to access the page http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery/InsurerServices/Whats-New.html.