2022 Q4 HCPCS Delayed Release

We are writing to make you aware that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the release of the Q4 2022 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) file. As a result, ModMed will be unable to upload the file into gGastro® by October 1, 2022, which is the effective date. We plan to make the HCPCS file…

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Telehealth Encounters and 2020 MIPS eCQM Reporting

Telehealth Encounters and 2020 MIPS eCQM Reporting Dear Valued Clients: CMS has released new guidance on telehealth encounters for eligible clinicians who submit MIPS data using eCQMs for the 2020 performance period.  The telehealth guidance document is available on the eCQI Resource Center for Eligible Clinicians under the 2020 Reporting/Performance Year. CMS’s guidance on telehealth encounters includes an updated list of eCQMs…

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ICD-10 Code Updates Take Effect on October 1, 2020

ICD-10 Code Updates Take Effect on October 1, 2020 Please be advised that CMS has released the 2021 ICD-10 codes to be used for discharges and patient encounters occurring between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.  The 2021 updates to ICD-10 codes will take effect on Thursday, October 1, 2020. We plan for the updated ICD-10 Codes to be…

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ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

The most recent guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) specify that billing codes should be generated based on pathology confirmation diagnoses, which is not often available at the time of the service.  gGastro is updated to generate billing codes within the Coding Advisor in accordance this latest CMS…

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