Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPP)S codes on Medicare Advantage (MA) plan claims will be delayed until July 2014 according to information from NAHC. Bellow is an excerpt from a letter CMS sent to the health plan.
”MAOs and other entities were instructed that effective December 1, 2013 dates of service (DOS), the disposition for the HIPPS codes edits would be changed from ‘Informational’ to ‘Reject’ for any Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Home Health (HH) encounters submitted without the appropriate HIPPS codes. The purpose of this notification is to let you know that the December 1, 2013 DOS ‘Reject’ edit will be delayed to July 1, 2014 DOS. The ‘Informational’ edit for HIPPS codes would remain in place until that time.”
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