Jul 8th, 2014
As they do every year about this time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, July 3, hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment system policy changes and payment rates in a proposed rule (CMS-1613-P). There are no big surprises in this proposed rule. For the most part, CMS ...
Jul 1st, 2011
Know the specifics so you’ll be current with home health service requirements. By Christopher A. Parrella, JD, CHC, CPC, CPCO Effective April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new face-to-face encounter requirements for home health services (MBPM30.5.1.1). This new rule requires the certifying physician document all face-to-face encounters conducted with patients...
In Billing
Nov 12th, 2010
A final rule with comment period went on display Nov. 2 in the Federal Register, updating 2011 payment policies and rates for both hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). The final rule with comment period also implements several health care reform provisions and provides the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
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Jul 7th, 2010
The 2011 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment system proposed rule, released July 2 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), proposes payment system changes and 2011 payment rates. The proposed rule also would implement several health care reform law provisions, including some pertaining to certain inpatient hospital services, gradu...