In CMS
Mar 21st, 2017
It may be spring, but the freeze is still on in Washington, D.C. — the “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” memorandum, or Freeze Memo, that is. The Freeze Memo encourages agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date of regulations that have been published in the Federal Register, but have not taken effect, for 60 days from the date ...
In Billing
Apr 30th, 2010
Therapists should note a change the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made to billing instructions in Pub. 100-04, chapter 5, section 20.2 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual. Effective Oct. 1, 2010, providers billing for therapy services are no longer required to report the total number of therapy visits using the following value codes: 50  ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC To comply with Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated chapter 32 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to define coverage and appropriate coding for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs, intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) programs, and pulmonary ...