In Billing
Mar 26th, 2019
Medical coders who code pass-through drugs or home health have 21 new HCPCS Level II codes to use, effective April 1, 2019. The new codes include drugs for migraines, to initiate blood-clotting in patients on certain coagulants, chronic and hairy cell leukemia, and folic acid for chemotherapy patients. The home health codes help facilitate the ...
In MACRA
Mar 22nd, 2017
Section 3021 of the Affordable Care Act gives the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) the authority to test alternate payment models (APMs). The goals of these APMs are to reduce program expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. Pediatric Alternative Payment ...
In CMS
Nov 29th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the establishment of the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI or Innovation Center). A provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act), the Innovation Center will examine new ways of reducing health care ...