Monthly Archives: August 2015

Novitas Solutions Announces Improved New Medical Policy / Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Search Tool

Novitas Solutions’ has announced an improved New Medical Policy / Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Search Tool that will allow customers to search more policy related documents than available previously.  Novitas indicates that new tool will now search directly on the Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) providing you with better, more accurate search results.  Through the new Search Tool you will be able to search for ICD-9 LCDs, ICD-9 Local Coverage Articles (Articles), ICD-10 LCDs and Articles, and National Coverage Determinations (NCDs).  Continue reading

CMS Extends Partial Enforcement Delays of “Two-Midnight” Rule Again

On August 12, 2015, CMS announced that they are, once again, extending the partial enforcement delay of the “Two-Midnight” rule.  The congressional-imposed moratorium on Recovery Auditor patient status reviews expires on October 1st.  Under the newly announced extension CMS “will not approve Recovery Auditors to conduct patient status reviews for dates of admission of October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.” Continue reading