In Billing
Jan 13th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published corrections to the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule final rule in the Jan. 4 Federal Register. Several typographical and technical errors needed correction in the preamble and addenda of the final rule that sets Medicare payments to physicians. These corrections are consistent with, and do not ...
In Coding
Mar 11th, 2011
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently updated its CPT® 2011 corrections document. Most of these latest corrections are grammatical, but there also are several changes to parenthetical notes and code descriptions that you should make note of in your codebook to ensure accurate coding. AMA Adds to CPT 2011 Corrections Document was last modified: July 5th, ...
In CMS
Jan 3rd, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a modification to the HCPCS Level II code set. Among other changes, CMS has reinstated codes L3660 Shoulder orthosis, figure of eight design abduction restrainer, canvas and webbing, prefabricated, includes fitting and adjustment; L3670 Shoulder orthosis, acromio/clavicular (canvas and webbing type), prefabricated, includes fitting...
In Coding
Jan 3rd, 2011
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published updates to CPT® Category I and III codes for 2011. The AMA has made a couple of noteworthy changes to its original CPT® 2011 corrections document. To ensure accurate reporting of health care services, you’ll need to correct your codebook with a parenthetical note in the Surgery section and an introductory ...
In Billing
Sep 10th, 2010
Several technical and typographical errors have been identified in the 2011 Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule since its July 13 release. Although the corrections the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) subsequently posted Aug. 22 in the Federal Register do not constitute rule-making, some of the changes are worth noting. ...