Today is the beginning of the new federal fiscal year 2016. Today also marks the implementation of both the ICD-10 coding set for electronic health plan claims and the latest Medicare reimbursement scheme for hospitals and other facilities.
Modern Healthcare reports all quiet on the ICD-10 front. The FEHBlog expects the crash to occur in a few weeks, but he would be happy if it didn't. He does not expect any sizable bang for the buck from this sea change.
Also here's a heads up to the FEHBlog's readers who are FEHB Program enrollees. OPM is readying a family member eligibility audit for launch. HMS Employer Solutions will be conducting the audit on OPM's behalf. Here are links to a recent benefit administration letter and Fast Facts on the new program.