In Billing
Dec 10th, 2010
Are you aware that Medicare doesn’t cover ambulance transports to doctors’ offices? According to TrailBlazer Health Services, jurisdiction 4 Medicare administrative contractor (MAC), many coders get tripped up on this sort of claim and inappropriately report non-emergent ambulance transportation services to physician offices. Correctly Code Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport was last modified: July ...
In CMS
May 28th, 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or health reform law, extends a number of provisions that expired Dec. 31, 2009. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released instructions to its contractors to implement three health reform law provisions that will have ambulance providers breathing a sigh of relief. CMS ...
In CMS
Jan 29th, 2010
As a reminder, effective for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, reimbursement for ground and air ambulance service claims will no longer include an increase in the ambulance fee schedule due to the expiration of two Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) provisions. Increased Payments for Ambulance Services Expire was last ...
In CMS
Jan 27th, 2010
There’s certainly no grass growing under the feet of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) four appointed Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). Each company has been hard at work posting new CMS-approved issues for review. Whereas RACs’ initial focus seemed to be on outpatient services, the target now also seems to be on inpatient services. ...
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2009
Providers and suppliers of ambulance services can expect a zero percent inflation adjustment in their 2010 Medicare reimbursements, compared to 0.5 percent in 2009. 2010 Ambulance Inflation Factor Set was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...