In Coding
Oct 31st, 2019
Recently established coverage of the revolutionary cancer therapy Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) provides Medicare patients with access to this cutting-edge treatment. The article Innovative CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy Now Available to Medicare Beneficiaries breaks down Gilead Sciences’ Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Novartis’ Kymriah (tisagen...
Oct 29th, 2019
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Some officers have expressed concern over presenting the Proposed Rule education because of possible questions from attendees regarding specific details. Be aware that the presentation contains only the proposals, it is not a finalized list of changes; it is just a preview of what’s being discussed by CMS so stakeholders could give comment and have ...
In CMS
Oct 24th, 2019
A movement toward increased transparency about abuse and neglect will further help to ensure nursing home quality and safety. Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a significant enhancement of the information available to nursing home residents, families, and caregivers on the Agency’s Nursing Home Compare website. Beginning Oct. 23, ...
In CMS
Sep 19th, 2019
Proactive rule seeks to curb fraud and abuse against vitally important federal health care programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule earlier this month that strengthens their ability to stop fraud before it happens by keeping unscrupulous providers out of our federal health insurance programs. This first-of-its-kind action changes ...
In CMS
Aug 27th, 2019
Now that revolutionary cancer therapy, Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell), is covered, let’s take a look at coding CAR-T. Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the long-sought rules for coverage of CAR-T, novel cutting-edge, often curative treatments that utilize the patients’ own genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. The ...