Imaging Economics: “Composite APCs for Imaging Services”

In the January/February 2009 issue of Imaging Economics, AAPC member Dr. David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCS, RCC, is featured in the “Last Word” section, with an article discussing Composite APCs for imaging services. In its effort to promote efficiencies in hospitals and to move closer to an “episode of care” payment system, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is bundling payment for multiple imaging procedures performed with the same modality beginning in 2009. This article reviews the imaging procedures affected by the change.

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