In CMS
Oct 2nd, 2008
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rescinded a controversial change to national Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) guidelines that limited physicians to coding for a single intervention per vessel, regardless of the number of interventions they actually performed. CMS Rescinds “One Intervention per Vessel” Rule was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin ...
Mar 1st, 2007
By Caral Edelberg, CPC, CCS-P, CHC Note: In the February 2007 Coding Edge, Caral Edelberg, CPC, CCS-P, CHC, described the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) in application to emergency department services. In summary Edelberg discussed Medicare’s five levels of service in the emergency department and in clinics, and the two levels of critical care services, based on the presence or absenc...