Radiology Today: Coding Changes for 2013
Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates the payment system for Medicare services. The final rules have been published and will have a significant impact on physician payments for diagnostic radiology services. Ruth Broek, MBA, RT(R), CIRCC, CCS, CPC-H, CHC, recently published an article in Radiology Today, outlining important radiology-related code changes for 2013.
“Fortunately, for hospital billing, the CMS has not created any new composite APs such as the advanced imaging composite currently in place,” she says. “Unfortunately, for physician billing, the CMS has created two new families of codes that are subject to multiple procedure discounting that will reduce physician payment.”
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