In CMS
Oct 19th, 2009
Changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made to the Medicare Claims Processing Internet Only Manual may affect the way providers and suppliers report claims for multi-passenger ambulance services in the near future. Multi-passenger Ambulance Transports Require GM and 32 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Aug 17th, 2009
Ambulance suppliers soon will be required to report mileage to the nearest tenth of a mile for all Medicare claims totaling up to, but not including, 100 covered miles. Presently, ambulance suppliers round the mileage up to the nearest whole mile for trips totaling less than a whole number mile. This was necessary because the Medicare fee-for-service claims ...
In CMS
Oct 31st, 2008
Providers and suppliers of ambulance services can expect a 5 percent inflation adjustment in their 2009 Medicare reimbursements, compared to 2.7 percent in 2008. You only have until Dec. 31, however, to collect the 25 percent per mile bonus payment for ground ambulance trips 51 miles or greater. Medicare has paid the 25 percent increase ...
Apr 1st, 2008
Avoid confusion by knowing where HCPCS comes from. By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC There are few measures of the coding community’s breadth as wide as the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes, one of the official HIPAA code sets. Publicly compiled from a number of different sources and used in a ...