Apr 1st, 2012
Part 1: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 brings important changes to pain management coding. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll: Review the revised coding guidelines for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection. Clarify the methodology ...
Jun 29th, 2009
Wisconsin’s 60 ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) may soon incur a tax that would raise state revenue $44 million over two years, Outpatient Surgery reports in its June 2 e-weekly newsletter. Wisconsin ASCs Face Taxing Times was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Nov 4th, 2008
The Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (OPPS/ASC) 2009 final rule includes a 3.6 percent annual inflation update for hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), but sets the ASC update at 0 percent. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projects final 2009 payment rates under the OPPS will result in a 3.9 percent ...