In Billing
Nov 7th, 2019
Changes to diagnosis codes mean NCD coding changes. Diagnosis codes changes went into effect Oct. 1, as usual, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect those changes. NCDs Affected by Updates to Diagnosis Codes CMS notes the following NCD coding changes in Change Request (CR) ...
Aug 11th, 2014
An easier colorectal screening method may be reimbursed by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) related programs if support for a proposed decision memo succeeds. CMS is proposing coverage of the Cologuard™ DNA stool test once every three years for beneficiaries who meet particular criteria. Cologuard was recently approved by the Food and Drug ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its Medicare Learning Network (MLN) payment system fact sheet for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). In this fact sheet you will find background information and coverage of clinical laboratory services and payment rates updated for 2011. MLN CLFS Fact Sheet Updated for 2011 was ...
In Billing
Apr 30th, 2010
Billing instructions for colorectal screening services will soon change. The new billing instructions apply to screening services provided to hospital inpatients submitted under Medicare Part B or when Part A benefits have been exhausted. New Billing Instructions for Colorectal Screening Services was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Oct 21st, 2009
Long-discussed reconsideration of F-18 fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scanning of solid tumors and myelomas has been completed by the Centers for the Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The changes, to be implemented Oct. 30 and retroactively effective to April 3, are extensive. FDG PET Rules Finalized, Effective April ’09 was last modified: July 5th, ...