In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) coverage for the treatment of bronchialitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following lung allograft transplantation when processing claims with service dates on or after April 30. This policy change expands coverage only for when ECP is provided under a clinical research study that meets specific asses...
Jun 1st, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Extracorporeal Photopheresis (110.4) to add coverage for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following lung allograft transplantation. Medicare coverage is effective for services rendered on or after April 30, 2012 when provided under a clinical research study a...
Jan 1st, 2011
By Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. The leading cause of COPD is smoking; most people who smoke, or have smoked, have some form of COPD. In 2007, an estimated 12.1 million Americans had ...