In Coding
Sep 27th, 2019
Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today, but it doesn’t need to be this way. September is National Cholesterol Education Month and September 29 is World Heart Day. These observances raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD), cholesterol, and stroke, encouraging individuals, families, communities, and governments to take action now. Join the movement and ...
In CMS
Nov 14th, 2011
In support of the Million Hearts initiative, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced, Nov. 8, that Medicare is adding coverage for a number of preventive services to reduce cardiovascular disease. This new coverage policy, made possible through the Affordable Care Act, adds to the free preventive services now available for people with Medicare. ...
In CMS
Aug 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concludes that intensive behavioral therapy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is necessary for it’s prevention or early detection. CMS proposes in a proposed decision memo “to cover one face-to-face CVD risk reduction visit every two years for Medicare beneficiaries who are competent and alert at the time that counseling ...
In Billing
Jun 18th, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will reimburse providers for screening cardiovascular blood tests, but only for those beneficiaries and services meeting strictly-defined requirements, and only for those claims documented and coded appropriately. Screening blood tests determine a patient’s cholesterol and other blood lipid levels, and may ...