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CMS eases restrictions imposed under the Two-Midnight Rule(Comments Off on CMS eases restrictions imposed under the Two-Midnight Rule)

March 1, 2016

A summary of the origin of the Two-Midnight Rule is provided in this month’s column, as are changes mandated by the 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule.

The benefits of attending a 2016 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop

This month’s column provides an overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendance, topics covered, and registration information.

CMS creates new place of service code for outpatient care at hospitals

This month’s column summarizes the new place of service code and describes the differences between “on” and “off campus” when submitting professional claims.

The importance of detailed documentation in ICD-10

Guidelines for transitioning to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), including information about clinical documentation implementation programs are provided in this month’s column.

ACS develops ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk to assist in billing

To assist surgeons with the transition to ICD-10, the ACS has developed an ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM crosswalk of the most frequently reported general surgery diagnosis codes.


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