Proper Disposal of Computers

It is not the whole computer that you need to worry about, it is about the storage of data in the computer. The storage of data is on your hard drive in your computer. It is also VERY IMPORTANT to realize that computers are NOT the only devices that you need to remove sensitive information from before they leave your office.

Medicare to accept revised CMS-1500 claim form starting in January

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The CMS-1500 Claim Form has been recently revised with changes including those to better support the use of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The revised CMS-1500 form version 02/12 will replace version 08/05. The revised form will give providers the ability to indicate whether they are using ICD-9 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes, which is important as the October 1, 2014, transition approaches. It also allows for additional diagnosis codes, expanding from four possible codes to 12.

Breach Reporting Update

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Privacy and Security is extremely important to Health Insurance Exchanges. CMS has submitted a request for a review of the reporting system due to "because public harm is reasonably likely to result if the normal clearance procedures are followed,” The request for review has been published in the federal register. The bottom line, if the request is approved then Health Insurance Exchanges will be required to report breaches or even suspected breaches within 24 hours. This is due to the large amount of patient data that will be stored in these exchanges.

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing A/B Task Force Introduction

Register to attend he first national CERT A/B Contractor Task Force Open Door Teleconference on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 2:00- 3:00 p.m. eastern time (ET)
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Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) share a common goal to reduce the Medicare national payment error rate as measured by the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing
(CERT) program.

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