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New CMS1500 Claim Form Now mandatory

The transition period from the old 08/05 version of the CMS1500 claim form to the new 02/12 version ended at midnight March 31, 2014.  Use of the new version is now mandatory.

Posted in Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
CMS (almost) Confirms New ICD-10-CM Implementation Date

On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. This marks the second delay of ICD-10-CM implementation.  Following a practice employed by CMS for the last delay, the new implementation date appears to be confirmed via reference to it in an unrelated rule proposed by CMS.  CMS acknowledges that an interim final rule is in the works that would officially establish the new date.

Posted in Long-Term Care Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
Medication Self-Administration Not as Simple As It Seems

Some things seem so simple it’s hard to figure why you would need any help.  Take eye drops for …

Posted in Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team