In Billing
Mar 28th, 2019
With or without a rhyme or reason, you can count on coding changes popping up throughout the year. In addition to April updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), providers billing under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) should be aware of four new CPT codes, a new advanced diagnostic laboratory test, additions to ...
In CMS
Feb 2nd, 2018
Expanded packaging, off-campus provider-based department changes, and 340B are at the top of the list. Using Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) methodology, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based 2018 OPPS payments on claims data submitted by hospital providers, resulting in an estimated 1.35 percent increase. Hospitals that fail to meet the ...
In Billing
Nov 2nd, 2017
Hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) will see a small payment rate increase in 2018, provided quality reporting requirements are met. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published, Nov. 1, a final rule for Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and ASC Payment System (ASC PS) payment policies and rates that go ...
This year sees expanded packaging, encounter-based payments, and off-campus provider-based department changes. By Denise Williams, RN, COC As in past years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) payments on claims data submitted by hospital providers. This year, that resulted in a 1.65 percent update. Hospitals ...
Aug 31st, 2016
The October 2016 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) includes one new HCPCS Level II code, two deleted HCPCS Level II codes; ambulatory payment classification (APC) and status indicator (SI) changes to several drug codes; and other changes to various payment policies. New Ultrasound Code HCPCS Level II code C9744 Ultrasound, abdominal, with ...