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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Health and Human Services Announces ICD-10 Implementation Date
- And Finally, a Story about PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #472 recorded August 15, 2014.
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Health and Human Services Announces ICD-10 Implementation Date
The US Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule in the Federal Register on July 31, firmly establishing October 1, 2015 as the official compliance date for providers, health plans, and clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.
This final rule implements section 212 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 by changing the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for diagnosis coding, including the Official ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) for inpatient hospital procedure coding, including the Official ICD-10-PCS Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015.
It also requires the continued use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, Volumes 1 and 2 (diagnoses), and 3 (procedures) (ICD-9-CM), including the Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, through September 30, 2015.
PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that eligible professionals are now able to register for the group practice reporting option.
Registration for the 2014 PQRS program will be open until Sept. 30.
Group practices participating in GPRO that satisfactorily report data are eligible for a 0.5 percent incentive payment and will avoid the -2 percent 2016 PQRS payment penalty.
To earn the incentive payment and avoid the penalty, group practices may register via:
- A qualified PQRS registry
- Directly from EHR using certified EHR technology
- CEHRT via data submission vendor
Groups with 25 or more eligible professionals may also participate via:
- Web interface (reporting CG CAHPs also required for groups of 100 or more)
- CG CAHPS via CMS-certified survey vendor
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.