Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised MLN Matters Number SE17020, “Hurricane Harvey and Medicare Disaster Related Texas Claims,” to include new information about Texas disaster relief efforts. On Aug. 26, following President Trump declaring a major disaster exists in Texas, Secretary Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorized ...
In CMS
Feb 14th, 2017
Small practices and facilities stand to benefit from new payment models based on new quality measures for coronary and orthopedic care. In December, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new Innovation Center models shifting Medicare payments from rewarding quantity to rewarding quality by creating strong incentives for hospitals to deliver better care ...
Feb 1st, 2013
Overlooking these modifiers can result in improper reimbursement. By Terri Brame, MBA, CHC, CPC, CGSC, CPC-H, CPC-I Any coder worth his or her wage knows about modifiers 25 Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional on the same day of the procedure or other service ...
In Billing
May 28th, 2010
A new supplier specialty code is being established as part of new Medicare Part B policy which, effective Jan. 1, deems cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs and intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) programs covered services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is establishing specialty code 31 Intensive cardiac rehabilitation, effective Jan. 1, to describe the specific/unique t...
Apr 1st, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC To comply with Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated chapter 32 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to define coverage and appropriate coding for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs, intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) programs, and pulmonary ...