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Mar 30th, 2009
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Part of the transition to Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractors (A/B MACs) involves the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) assigning new workload numbers. CMS Transmittal 463, Change Request (CR) 6406, issued March 24, conveys new Medicare contractor workload numbers for states in jurisdiction 14 to go into effect as early ...
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Mar 13th, 2009
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently notified contractors that it amended payment files based on the 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. Transmittal 1691, Change Request (CR) 6397, issued March 4, instructs contractors to update their payment files in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB). Several important changes affecting ...
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Feb 27th, 2009
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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) said it will recommend in it’s annual report to lawmakers that an annual update of 1.1 percent should be given to physicians and 0.6 percent to Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) in 2010. Although the pay increase is not in keeping with the 2.5 percent cost increase the commission estimates physicians ...
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Feb 23rd, 2009
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Contractors will soon process Medicare claims for diagnostic tests subject to the anti-markup payment limitation based on new rules outlined in the 2009 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). 2009 PFS Changes Anti-Markup Payment Limitations was last modified: February 23rd, 2009 by admin aapc...
Feb 13th, 2009
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Like most, you’re probably still trying to make heads or tails of all the 2009 CPT® changes. If specialty guidance in orthopaedics is what you seek, Mary LeGrand, RN, CPC, MA-CCS-P, offers it in an article she wrote recently for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Coding Guidance for 2009 Ortho Claims was last ...