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AMERICAN
OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION
5010 Data Standard, ICD-10CM/PSC, Osteopathic
Manipulative Treatment and
Medicare
December 3, 2011
DIVISION OF
SOCIOECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Socioeconomic Affairs Staff
• Yolanda Doss, MJ, RHIA,
Director, Division of Socioeconomic Affairs
• Sandra Peter, MHA
Assistant Director, Clinical Practice Outreach
• Michele Campbell, CPC,
Coding & Reimbursement Specialist
• Kavin Williams, CPC, CCP
Health Reimbursement Policy Specialist
Yolanda Doss, MJ, RHIA
Responsibilities include:
– Helping to secure reimbursement for
osteopathic services
– Securing the acceptance of osteopathic
credentials
– Addressing Medicare issues
– HIPAA compliance
– Fraud and Abuse
Sandra Peters, MHA
Responsibilities include:
– Develop educational material on physician
advocacy, manage care, quality and performance
measures impacting osteopathic medicine
– Design and manage a set of member services to
enhance their manage care interactions and to
promote their opportunities to participate in manage
care
– Provide update to the AOA leadership on health
care trends particularly in the areas of pay for
performance and physician profiling
Kavin T. Williams, CPC, CCP
Responsibilities include:
– Assists AOA members with reimbursement
and health payment policies.
– Oversees and assists AOA members with
coding and payment disputes with carriers.
– Oversees the AOA Coding and
Reimbursement Advisory Panel.
– Represents the AOA at national
reimbursement policy meetings.
Are you ready for ICD 10 and the
HIPAA 5010 Data Standard?
• Objectives
– To educate physicians on the ICD 10 and
HIPAA 5010 implementation compliance
dates
– To educate physicians on the impact the new
coding sets will have on the current
reimbursement and coding structure
The Transition to HIPAA 5010
• Have you heard of the HIPAA 5010 Data
Standard?
• Have you begun testing?
• Will you be ready for January 1, 2012?
Background of HIPAA 5010
Data Standard
• The current version of the standards
(4010/4010A1) are identified as lacking
certain functionality for health care needs
• Version 5010 will accommodate the ICD
10 codes
Mark Your Calendars
• Important dates for 5010 Implementation
– January 1, 2011-begin external testing of the
5010 version for electronic claims
– December 31, 2011-to be at level II
compliance external testing of the 5010 for
electronic claims must be completed
– January 1, 2012 – All electronic claims must
use Version 5010. Version 4010 claims will no
longer be accepted
Getting Started
• Now is the time….
• Testing should be conducted both internally and
externally with current business partners
• Internal testing of version 5010 should have
been completed by December 31, 2010
• External should be completed by December 31,
2011
Getting Started
• Testing early will allow you to identify any
potential issues, and address them in
advance
• As HIPAA covered entity, CMS has to
ensure that its business processes,
systems , policies and those of ist
contractors, providers, health plans, etc.
are compliant with HIPAA
Pitfalls
• Lack of testing with your vendors, clearing
houses, insurers to ensure that you can
accept and send transactions is probably
the top barrier to success
• Cost
• Timing (deadlines)
Summarize
• Implementation date to be compliant for
the 5010 HIPAA Data transaction is
January 1, 2012
• If you have not begun testing the time is
NOW!!
• Contact your vendors to inquire/schedule
your internal and external testing
Vendor Model Letter
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Dear Vendor (Clearinghouse, EMR system, Medicare, private payers):
My (name of practice)________________ uses your ___________________ product/services,
version ___________. As ICD-10-CM implementation approaches, we would like some
information and clarification about your plans to upgrade your systems.
Specifically, we would like to know your plans for updating software to comply with HIPAA
transactions. Can you provide a timetable for the following.
When will you be installing upgrades and will there be a charge for this data?
Will my practice need additional hardware or support services to install the upgrade(s)?
Thank you in advance for complying with and your prompt attention to this request.
Sincerely,
ICD-10-CM/PCS
History
The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical
Modification (ICD-10-CM) is the United States' clinical modification to
the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of
Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). ICD-10 was adopted by the World
Health Assembly in 1990. Following the publication of ICD-10, a
number of countries performed an analysis to determine if the WHO
classification would meet their needs given the changes to the roles of
ICD since the ninth revision.
History
The United States remains the only industrialized nation
that has not yet implemented ICD-10 (or a clinical
modification) for morbidity, meaning diseases or causes of
illness typically coded in a healthcare facility. Since 1999,
however, the US has used ICD-10 for mortality reporting –
the coding of death certificates (typically done by a vital
statistics office, not the healthcare facility). Implementing
ICD-10-CM will maintain data comparability internationally
and between mortality and morbidity data in the U.S.
Development
In 1994 under the leadership of the National Center for Health Statistics
(NCHS), the United States began their process of determining whether an ICD10 modification should be developed. NCHS awarded a contract to the Center
for Health Policy Studies to decide if a clinical modification was necessary. A
Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) was formed and their recommendation was to
create a clinical modification. In 1997, the entire draft of the Tabular List of
ICD-10-CM and the preliminary crosswalk between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
were made available on the NCHS website for public comments. The public
comment period ran from December 1997 through February 1998. Since that
time revisions were based on further study and the comments submitted. Draft
versions of ICD-10-CM were made available in 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, and
2011. Limited code updates will continue to occur to this draft prior to
implementation of ICD-10-CM.
Development
While ICD-10 provides many more categories for diseases and other healthrelated conditions than previous revisions, the clinical modifications thus far to
ICD-10 offer a higher level of specificity by including separate codes for
laterality and additional character and extensions for expanded detail. In
addition, other changes included combining etiology and manifestations,
poisoning and external cause, or diagnosis and symptoms into a single code.
ICD-10-CM also provides code titles and language that complement accepted
clinical practice. ICD-10-CM codes have the potential to reveal more about
quality of care, so that data can be used in a more meaningful way to better
understand complications, better design clinically robust algorithms and better
track the outcomes of care. ICD-10-CM incorporates greater specificity and
clinical detail to provide information for clinical decision making and outcome
research.
ICD 10
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Implementation date is October 1, 2013
Benefits of ICD 10
Have you started preparation for ICD 10?
How do I get started?
How do I find the necessary resource
information?
Benefits of ICD 10
• The Benefits of ICD-10-CM
• ICD-10-CM incorporates much greater clinical detail and specificity
than ICD-9-CM. Terminology and disease classification have been
updated to be consistent with current clinical practice. The modern
classification system will provide much better data needed for:
• Measuring the quality, safety, and efficacy of care;
• Reducing the need for attachments to explain the patient’s
condition;
• Designing payment systems and processing claims for
reimbursement;
• Conducting research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials;
Benefits of ICD 10
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Setting health policy;
Operational and strategic planning;
Designing health care delivery systems;
Monitoring resource utilization;
Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance;
Preventing and detecting health care fraud and abuse; and
Tracking public health and risks.
Non-specific codes still exist for use when the medical record
documentation does not support a more specific code
ICD 9 vs ICD 10
• Here are some SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
THE TWO CODING SYSTEMS:
• ICD-10-CM uses 3–7 alpha and numeric digits and full code titles,
but the format is very much the same as ICD-9-CM (e.g., ICD-10CM has the same hierarchical structure as ICD-9-CM).
• The 7th character in ICD-10-CM is used in several chapters (e.g.,
the Obstetrics, Injury, Musculoskeletal, and External Cause
chapters). It has a different meaning depending on the section
where it is being used (e.g., in the Injury and External Cause
sections, the 7th character classifies an initial encounter,
subsequent encounter, or sequelae (late effect)).
Similarities & Differences
cont’d
• Primarily, changes in ICD-10-CM are in its
organization and structure, code
composition and level of detail
ICD-9-CM
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3–5 digits;
First digit is alpha (E or V) or numeric (alpha characters are not
case sensitive);
Digits 2–5 are numeric; and
Decimal is used after third character.
Examples:
496 – Chronic airway obstruction, not elsewhere classified (NEC);
511.9 – Unspecified pleural effusion; and
V02.61 – Hepatitis B carrier.
ICD-10-CM
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3–7 digits;
Digit 1 is alpha; Digit 2 is numeric;
Digits 3–7 are alpha or numeric (alpha characters are not case
sensitive); and
• Decimal is used after third character.
• Examples:
A78 – Q fever;
A69.21 – Meningitis due to Lyme disease; and
S52.131A – Displaced fracture of neck of right radius, initial
encounter for closed fracture.
What will change?
• Coding
– Code set will increase from 17,000 to 140,000
therefore the code books and styles will
completely change ( both ICD 10-Cm and ICD
10-PCS)
– Clinical knowledge-Coders may need to be
reeducated on anatomy and physiology
– All staff who handle coding, from the front
office staff to the practice manager
Additional Changes
• Laterality ( left, right, bilateral)
• For example:
– C50.511- Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer
quadrant of right female breast
– H16.013- Central corneal ulcer, bilateral
– L89.012- Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage
II
Changes Cont’d
• Combination codes for certain conditions
and common associated symptoms and
manifestations
– Example:
• K57.21-Diverticulitis of large intestine with
perforation and abscess with bleeding
• E11.341- Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular
edema
Changes Cont’d
• Combination codes for poisonings and
their associated external cause
– Example
• T42.3x25-Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional
self-harm, sequela. (The ‘x’ character is used as a
5th character placeholder in certain 6 character
codes to allow for future expansion and to fill in
other empty characters (e.g, character 5 and/or 6)
when a code that is less than 6 characters in
length requires a seventh character
Changes Cont’d
• Example
– T45.1x5A-Adverse effect of calcium-channel
blockers, initial encounter
– T15.02XD-Foreign body in cornea, left eye,
subsequent encounter
Inclusion of clinical concepts that do not exist
currently in ICD-9-CM (e.g., underdosing,
blood type, blood type, blood alcohol level)
Changes cont’d
Example
T45.526D-Underdosing of antithrombotic drugs,
subsequent encounter
Z67.40-Blood alcohol level of 120-199
mg/100mL
Expansion of codes
Example-E10.610-Type 1 diabetes mellitus with
diabetic neuropathic arthropathy
Other changes in ICD 10
• Injuries are grouped by anatomical site as
opposed to type of injury
• Category restructuring and code
reorganization have occurred in a number
of ICD-10-CM chapters resulting in the
classification of certain diseases and
disorders that are different from ICD -9CM
Other changes cont’d
• Certain diseases have been reclassified to different
chapters or sections in order to reflect current medical
knowledge
• New code definitions
• Example-Acute Myocardial Infarction is now 4 weeks
rather than 8 weeks
• ICD-9-CM V codes (factors influencing health status and
contact with health services) and E codes( External
Causes of Injury and Poisoning) are incorporated in the
main classification as opposed to being separated into
supplementary classifications as they do currently in
ICD-9-CM
Documentation Is the Center
Piece for Successful Reporting
of ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes
Why get started now
• Due to the potential significant financial
and clinical impact ICD-10 and the
changes required for transition to the
information systems that are being
mandated, physicians should be taking
steps now to understand how to
successfully prepare for ICD-10
ICD-10
• Coding and billing systems will need to be
updated to support the new code set
• Currently the code set has 3-5 digits and
ICD-10 will increase to 5-7 digits
• Documentation will be impacted severely
which will cause a domino effect from
productivity to increased claims delays
Steps to take to get started
2. Understand the potential impact this will
have on physicians practice
– Financial: How much will this transition cost
a practice (training, software, etc)
– Productivity: How significant will this be for a
practices bottom line and for how long?
– Education-what is needed and for whom is it
needed (coders, billers, front office staff, lab
personnel, etc)
Quiz
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True or false? V and E codes are supplemental classifications in ICD-10-CM.
True or false? In ICD-10-CM, injuries are grouped by anatomical site rather
than injury category.
What is the maximum number of characters in ICD-10-CM?
How many chapters does ICD-10-CM contain?
True or false? The first modification to ICD-10 was published in 2001
True or false? The final rule, published in the Federal Register naming ICD-10CM as a new medical code set standard to replace the ICD-9-CM diagnosis
codes, sets October 1, 2013 as the implementation for ICD-10.
True or false? ICD-10-CM uses extensions in some sections to identify an
initial encounter, subsequent encounter or sequelae.
Which letter of the alphabet is not utilized in ICD-10-CM?
The first character of an ICD-10-CM code is always an alphabetic letter.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
(OMT)
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Reporting of OMT Services
E/M
Modifier-25
Documentation
Compensatory Changes
OMT Survey
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
(OMT)
1-2 Body Regions Involved
Vignette
A 25 yr. old female presents with
right lower neck pain of two weeks
duration. Somatic dysfunction of
cervical and thoracic regions are
identified on exam.
Description of Pre-Service Work
The physician determines which osteopathic
techniques (eg, HVLA, Muscle energy, Counterstrain,
articulatory, etc) would be most appropriate for this
patient, in what order the affected body regions need to
be treated and whether those body regions should be
treated with specific segmental or general technique
approaches. The physician explains the intended
procedure to the patient, answers any preliminary
questions, and obtains verbal consent for the OMT.
The patient is placed in the appropriate potion on the
treatment table for the initial technique and region(s) to
be treated.
Description of Intra-Service Work
Patient is initially in the supine position on the treatment
table. Motion restrictions of C6 and C7 are isolated
through palpation and treated using muscle energy
technique. Dysfunctions of T1 and T2 are treated using
passive thrust (HVLA) technique. Patient position is
changed as necessary for treatment of the individual
somatic dysfunctions. Patient feedback and palpatory
changes guide further technique application as appropriate.
Description of Post-Service Work
Post-care instructions related to the
procedure are given, including side effects,
treatment reactions, self-care, and follow-up.
The procedure is documented in the medical
record
Osteopathic manipulative treatment
(OMT)
9-10 body regions involved
Vignette
A 40 year old male presents with suboccipital headache, and pain in the neck,
upper and lower back, left shoulder and
chest, and right ankle. He was involved in a
rear-end MVA two weeks ago. X-rays in the
ED were negative. He has been taking
prescribed analgesic and muscle relaxant
medications with minimal improvement. On
examination, somatic dysfunction is identified
at the occipitoatlantal, left glenohumeral and
right tibiotalar joints, as well as the cervical,
thoracic, costal, lumbar, sacral and pelvic
regions.
Description of Pre-Service Work
The physician determines which osteopathic techniques
(eg, HVLA, Muscle energy, Counterstrain, articulatory, etc)
would be most appropriate for this patient, in what order the
affected body regions need to be treated and whether
those body regions should be treated with specific
segmental or general technique approaches. The physician
explains the intended procedure to the patient, answers
any preliminary questions, and obtains verbal consent for
the OMT. The patient is placed in the appropriate position
on the treatment table for the initial technique and region(s)
to be treated.
Description of Intra-Service Work
Patient is initially in the supine position on the treatment table. Motion
restrictions of identified joints are isolated through palpation and treated
using a variety of techniques as follows: occipitoatlantal joint and
sacrum are treated using muscle energy and counterstain techniques;
right glenohumeral joint and pelvis are treated with articulatory
technique; lumbar, thoracic, cervical and right ankle are treated with
passive thrust (HVLA) technique; costal dysfunctions are treated using
muscle energy technique. Patient position is changed as necessary for
treatment of the individual somatic dysfunctions. Patient feedback and
palpatory changes guide selection of further technique application as
appropriate
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Description of Post-Service Work
Post-care instructions related to the
procedure are given, including side effects,
treatment reactions, self-care, and follow-up.
The procedure is documented in the medical
record
OMT RVUs
2011
• 98925 = 0.45
• 98926 = 0.65
• 98927 = 0.87
• 98928 = 1.03
• 98929 = 1.19
2012
• 98925 = 0.46
• 98926 = 0.71
• 98927 = 0.96
• 98928 = 1.21
• 98929 = 1.46
Conversion Factor =
$33.9764
Conversion Factor =
$24.6712
Medicare
The Objective is to Provide Information
on the Following Topics:
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Medicare 2012 Updates
Evaluation & Management
Medicare Audits
Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)
“Incident To” Services
Medicare 2012 Updates
• Physician Fee Schedule is facing a 27.4
percent reduction
• Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
(PQRI) Bonus Payment 2%
• E-Prescribing Bonus Payment 2%
• OMT Survey
Physician Documentation
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This is critical to your reimbursement
If it was not documented it did not happen
Clear and Legible, words to document by
Chief complaint (this is the driver to most
insurance auditors)
• Familiarize yourself with your documentation
style- is it 1995 guidelines that you follow or
1997?
Documentation Guidelines
• The medical record should be complete and
legible.
• The documentation of each patient encounter
should include:
– reason for the encounter and relevant
history, physical examination findings and
prior diagnostic test results;
– assessment, clinical impression or
diagnosis;
– plan for care
Documentation Guidelines [Cont.]
• The patient’s progress, response to and
changes in treatment, and revisions of diagnosis
should be documented.
• The CPT and ICD-9-CM codes reported on the
health insurance claim form or billing statement
should be supported by the documentation in
the medical record.
• Hospital visits should be included in the patient’s
chart
Evaluation & Management (E/M)
Coding
• Coding for office visits
• Modifier usage when billing an E/M with a
procedure (OMT)
• Time Based Coding
Chief Complaint (CC)
• The chief complaint is a concise statement
describing the symptom, problem,
condition, diagnosis, physician
recommended return, or other factors that
is the reason for the encounter, usually
stated in the “patient’s own” words.
• Documentation Guidelines states that the
medical record should clearly reflect the
chief complaint
Medical Necessity
• This area is not black/white
• There are numerous definitions of medical
necessity
• Linking the appropriate diagnosis to the
appropriate procedure to support the necessity
of the procedure performed is critical.
• Medicare defines medical necessity as services
or items reasonable and necessary for the
diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury to
improve the functioning of a malformed body
member.
Coding For Time
• When is it appropriate to code for time?
• What is the auditor looking for when they
review a chart that was billed as time
being the controlling factor?
Tips For Verbiage When Billing For
Time
Example of correct documentation of time:
• In your note it should read “ I spent 45 minutes
with the patient and over 50% of that time was
spent discussing …
Example of incorrect documentation of time:
• “I spent 45 minutes with the patient, discussed
surgical options versus medical management.
What Is An Audit?
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An effective tool used by Medicare and
other payors to recover monies lost to
fraud and erroneous billings.
Why Audits Are Initiated?
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Suspicion (Billing Pattern)
Outlier Physicians
The Senior Patrol
Whistleblowers
Procedure Codes
Who Are The Auditors?
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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Medicare
The Department of Justice (DOJ)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Carriers
Types of Audits
• Prepayment Audits
• Post-Payment Audits
• Statistical Sampling Method
What Auditors Look For?
• Billing for services or supplies that were not
provided.
• Billing for non-allowable or non-covered
services.
• Altering claim forms to receive a higher
payment amount.
• Unbundling claims.
How To Respond To A Request
For Documentation
• Reply to the audit notice in a timely
fashion.
• Gather and submit Only the requested
documentation.
• Be cooperative.
• You may want to conduct an internal
audit.
How to Respond to the Audit
Findings
• If the findings are not favorable:
• Attempt to discuss the findings with the
reviewer.
• If necessary request redetermination.
• If necessary request a level one appeal.
Medicare
Recovery Audit
Contractors (RACs)
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RAC Legislation
• The RAC program was created by the
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement,
and Modernization Act of 2003 which pays
incentive fees to third-party auditors that
identify and correct improper payments paid
to healthcare providers in fee-for-service
Medicare.
• The Medicare Prescription Drug,
Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
also requires permanent and nationwide RAC
program by no later than 2010
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The RAC Demonstration Project
• The RAC demonstration project took
place of New York, Florida, and
California.
• By 2010 the RAC covered all 50
states.
RAC Program Mission
• To detect and correct past improper
payments,
• To implement actions that will prevent
future improper payments.
• Providers can avoid submitting
claims that don’t comply with
Medicare rules
• CMS can lower its error rate
• Taxpayers & future Medicare
beneficiaries are protected
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The New RAC’s Are:
• Diversified Collection Services, Inc. of Livermore,
California, in Region A, initially working in Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New
York.
• CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia, in
Region B, initially working in Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota.
• Connolly Consulting Associates, Inc. of Wilton, Connecticut,
in Region C, initially working in South Carolina, Florida,
Colorado and New Mexico.
• HealthDataInsights, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada, in Region D,
initially working in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Utah and Arizona.
Additional states will be added to each RAC region in 2009
Minimize Provider Burden
• Limit the RAC “look back period” to three
years
– Maximum look back date is October 1,
2007
• RACs will accept imaged medical records
on CD/DVD
• Limit the number of medical record
requests
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Medical Record Limit Example
• Outpatient Hospital
– 360,000 Medicare paid services in 2007
– Divided by 12 = average 30,000
Medicare paid services per month
– x .01 = 300
– Limit = 200 records/45 days (hit the
max)
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Summary of Medical Record Limits
(for FY 2009)
• Inpatient Hospital, IRF, SNF, Hospice
– 10% of the average monthly Medicare
claims (max 200) per 45 days per NPI
• Other Part A Billers (HH)
– 1% of the average monthly Medicare
episodes of care (max 200) per 45 days
per NPI
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Summary of Medical Record Limits
(for FY 2009) Continued
• Physicians (including podiatrists, chiropractors)
• Sole Practitioner: 10 medical records per 45 days per NPI
• Partnership 2-5 individuals: 20 medical records per 45 days
per NPI
• Group 6-15 individuals: 30 medical records per 45 days per
NPI
• Large Group 16+ individuals: 50 medical records per 45 days
per NPI
– Other Part B Billers (DME, Lab, Outpatient hospitals)
• 1% of the average monthly Medicare services (max 200) per
NPI per 45 days
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RAC Validation Contractor (RVC)
• CMS has contracted with Provider Resources, Inc. of
Erie, PA, to work as the Recovery Audit Contractor
(RAC) Validation Contractor.
• The RAC Validation Contractor (RVC) will work with
CMS and the RAC to approve new issues the RACs
want to pursue for improper payments, as well as
perform accuracy reviews on a sample of randomly
selected claims on which the RACs have already
collected overpayment.
• The RVC is another tool CMS will use to provide
additional oversight and ensure that the RACs are
making accurate claim determinations in the
permanent program.
For Additional Information on RAC
• http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNMattersArti
cles/downloads/MM6125.pdf
• http://www.cms.hhs.gov/RAC/Downloads
/RAC%20Evaluation%20Report.pdf
• http://www.cms.hhs.gov/rac/
Medicare “Incident to” Physician
Services
The OIG reviews Medicare services that
are “incident to” physicians services to
determine the qualifications and
appropriateness of the staff who
performed them.
Physician Defined
The “physician” refers to physician or other
practitioner (listed below), who are
authorized to receive payment for services
“incident to” his or her own services.
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physician assistants
nurse practitioners
clinical nurse specialist
nurse midwife, and
clinical psychologist
Professional Service
• A direct, personal, professional service
which is rendered by the physician
• To meet the “incident to” guidelines, the
physician must initiate the course of
treatment, and
• Conduct subsequent physician services
to show ongoing involvement
Coverage Requirements
To be covered, service and supplies must
be:
• An integral, though incidental, part of the
physician’s or on-physician practitioner’s
professional services
• Commonly furnished in a physician’s office
or clinic
• Furnished by the practitioner or auxiliary
personnel under the physician’s direct
supervision
Supervision Requirements
Direct physician supervision of auxiliary
personnel is required.
Auxiliary personnel:
• any individual (employee, leased employee,
or independent contractor) who is acting
under the supervision of a physician
• Auxiliary personnel include nurses, medical
assistants, technicians, etc.
Direct Supervision in the Office
• Physician must be present in the office
suite
• Physician must be immediately
available to assist if needed
• Does not require that the physician be
in the same room
Direct Supervision in the Office
Continued
Scenarios that do not meet the direct
supervision requirement:
• Availability of a physician by telephone
• Physician presence somewhere in an
institution
Documentation
To support the use of the incident to
provision, the documentation should
clearly indicate:
• Who performed the “Incident to” service
• The physician’s presence in the office suite
during
the service/procedure
Division Website
• Go to www.do-online.org and sign onto
DO-Online.
– First time users will need their AOA
member number to sign up.
• On DO-Online, click on Practice
Management for the division website.
• There is also a Division email address:
[email protected]
What the DO-Online Practice
Management Website has for You
• Billing and Coding
• E/M documentation
• ICD-9-CM code
updates
• OMT information
• Legal
• Litigation fund
• Updates on class action
suits
• CMS/Medicare
– Links to local carrier
information
– Information on each CPT
code
– Enrollment information
– CMS Medlearn
– CCI link
– Fee schedules, new and
prior
What the DO-Online Practice
Management Website has for You
• Preventive health
services
• Demonstration
projects
• CERT- fraud and
abuse information
• HIPPA
• Managed care
• Osteopathic
Advocacy
Resources
Division CME Seminars
• Conducted in conjunction with state
associations and specialty colleges.
• Seminars available include Medicare
Compliance, HIPAA Privacy Compliance,
and Documentation Guidelines and Coding
Reimbursement.
• Call Yolanda Doss, MJ, RHIA at 800-6211773 ext. 8187 or [email protected]
for info.
Contact Information
• Yolanda Doss 1-312-202-8187
[email protected]
• Sandra Peters 1-312-202-8088
[email protected]
• Kavin T. Williams, -312-202-8194
[email protected]