News & Events

CMS Releases the Provider Compliance Interactive Map

08/03/2012
The purpose of the map and new webpage is to give providers and stakeholders information on the following Contractors: Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM), Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT), Medicare Recovery Audit Operations (RACs), and Medicare Administrative Contractor (MACs).

Let ACS help you successfully implement the new regs!

08/02/2012
FY13 IPPS Final Rule was posted today - ACS can help you with successful implementation of new regs!

2013 ICD-10 CM Codes and Mapping Files are Now Available

07/26/2012
The 2013 ICD-10-CM codes and mapping files are now posted on the 2013 ICD-10-CM and GEMs web page.

We are looking for qualified consultants to join the ACS Team!

07/19/2012
Inpatient Coding Consultant position available Outpatient Coding Consultant position available

Our events calendar is filling up with opportunites to meet you!

04/18/2012
ACS participates in numerous vendor shows in the surrounding area and will also be at the ACDIS Conference this May! Take the time to stop at our booth and visit with us. While you are there, sign up to win a prize. We look forward to seeing you!

Don’t miss the 2012 CPT, HCPCS Level II and OPPS updates for hospitals Jan. 13

12/15/2011
Speakers: ACS Outpatient Experts January 13, 2012

Case Management Along the Continuum

08/11/2011
Speaker: Deborah K. Hale, CCS, CCDS October 9-12, 2011

ArHIMA Coding Roundtable: FY12 ICD-9-CM Coding Updates: The Freeze is On!

08/08/2011
Session Speaker and Coordinator: Susan Wallace Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:30 am – 4 pm UAMS, Little Rock, AR

2012 Final Rules Released

08/02/2011
The final rules have been published and can be found at on the CMS Website. Click here for the link.

"Observation Service - I Still Don't Get It"

06/10/2011
CERTs, RACs, MACs and MICs are more active than ever in auditing the necessity of inpatient admission. use this opportunity to analyze your organization's processes and build a strong defense against risk.

Deborah Hale to speak at the 3rd Annual Medicare Compliance Forum

06/09/2011
This comprehensive conference provides the opportunity to hear from Medicare experts and in-the-trenches healthcare professionals who excel at staying on top of regulatory changes and assessing their impact.

Deborah Hale to speak at Case Management Along the Continuum

06/09/2011
Join us for the 17th annual Case Management Along the Continuum conference to get the latest information on healthcare reform, case mangement models and changes in regulations.

Outpatient Coding and Billing Specialist Needed!

05/09/2011
We are currently seeking an outpatient coding consultant to be responsible for conducting coding compliance reviews to assure accurate coding and adequate documentation for optimal reimbursement.

OHA and ACS are offering “Inpatient Admission vs. Outpatient Services: A Guide to Denial Prevention and Appeal."

04/08/2011
Join your colleagues on April 26 at the OHA office for a day-long program entitled “Inpatient Admission vs. Outpatient Services: A Guide to Denial Prevention and Appeal.” This workshop will review the Social Security Act’s Statutory Obligations and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Guidance for appropriate level of care determination (inpatient, outpatient and outpatient with observation services).

Take a data-driven approach to manage short stays

02/21/2011
Short Stays: A Data Driven Approach to Medical Necessity Join us on April 5 beginning at 1 p.m. for this 90-minute audio conference and learn how to take a data-driven approach to billing one-day and short stays.

Medicare Three Day Payment Window

01/25/2011
New Information!

CMS Releases CERT Pacemaker Error Fact Sheet

01/13/2011
Be sure you understand the Medicare issues for Medical Necessity of dual chamber pacemakers.