In Billing
Jan 19th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized, this week, proposed Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Quality Standards for custom fabricated and therapeutic inserts with one minor change. The revisions, effective Jan. 9, 2018, occur in the Custom Fabricated and Therapeutic Inserts section in Appendix C of the DMEPOS Quality Standards. ...
In CMS
Jan 18th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended enrollment periods for those impacted by 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This gives them access to health coverage on the Federal Health Insurance Exchange and provides additional time to join, drop, or switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans. The ...
In CMS
Jan 4th, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) have a lot riding on participation in the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program — 2.0 percentage points, to be exact. ASCs that do not meet quality reporting requirements will see their Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) update of 1.7 percent reduced by 2.0 percentage ...
Requirements get a little tougher, but bonus opportunities abound. In a final rule, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 16, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lays the groundwork for expansion of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Year two of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) initiative promises increased ...
In Coding
Dec 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule their proposal to remove oxygen gas supply item (SD084) from a series of CPT codes that were previously valued with moderate sedation as an inherent part of the procedure. It occurred to CMS, after finalizing the ...