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Quality and Resource Use Reports(Comments Off)

July 1, 2015

The purpose and methodology of Quality and Resource Use Reports are explained in this month’s column.

The transition to ICD-10 before October 1 compliance deadline

This month’s column summarizes changes reflected in the new code sets and highlights resources available to aid in the transition.

Expired and expiring ACA provisions

This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.

The benefits of attending a 2015 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop

An overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendances, topics covered, and registration information is provided in this month’s column.

The FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2015 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is discussed in this month’s column, along with how the IPPS will affect surgeons.


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