Colorado interChange – Temporary Filing Extension Update

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) recognizes some providers have had difficulties submitting claims during the transition to the new claims payment system, the Colorado interChange. In an effort to ensure providers are appropriately paid for services to our members, the Department is extending the temporary timely filing extension for an […]

CMS Proposes Policy Updates That Will Affect Medicare and Medicaid

CMS proposes 2018 payment and policy updates for Medicare hospital admissions, and releases a Request The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and policies when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship […]

Hospitalist Have New Medicare Specialty Code Effective April 2017 – Are You Using It?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an MLN Matters article to notify providers of a new physician specialty code for hospitalists, effective April 1, 2017. The new code, C6, will allow hospitalists to self-designate their specialty on the Medicare enrollment application (CMS-855I or CMS-855O), or in the Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain […]