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How Your ICD Medical Billing Reporting Will Change

How Your ICD Medical Billing Reporting Will Change

How Your ICD Medical Billing Reporting Will Change Next Year

Medical billing is improving in the world of Cardiology. Before January 1, 2006, you must contact the ACC (American College of Cardiology) in order to enroll in a new ICD (implant able cardioverter defibrillator) data registry. It is the hope that this new repository will improve cardiovascular care and medical billing.

On Oct. 27, 2005, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that hospitals must begin using the new data registry before the beginning of the year. The current system is called the Quality Network Exchange ICD Abstract Tool (QNET) and the new system is simply called the ICD Registry. This new registry could have a huge impact on the cardiac medical billing world.

The function of the new medical billing registry is to assist the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in understanding ICDs more effectively. They will work closely with the American College of Cardiology to find patters of cardiac deaths in Medicare patients. It is the hope that this medical billing registry will combine information from many different sources in order to prevent deaths.

This medical billing change may take some effort on your part, but it is for the good of all citizens. Information taken from the new registry will show the most effective ways to use cardiac therapy. Eventually this information will be available to the entire public in order to benefit everyone.

Some medical billing changes, such as the ICD registry are positive changes. There are other changes in medical billing that are not so positive. When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services makes a change for the better, it is important to follow the change closely. Medical billing is a difficult process that would be much harder if rules were not followed.

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