In CMS
Jul 11th, 2017
A proposed rule, released July 5, sets the groundwork for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to update and revise the End-stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS) and update the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI) for 2018; as well as to ...
Updates to conscious sedation, telemedicine, laryngoplasty, and other codes will keep you on your toes. A single policy change has affected the valuation and application of nearly 450 codes in CPT® 2017. Let’s explore the impact of this change, as well as the other major changes in CPT® 2017. Conscious Sedation Is No Longer Bundled The ...
Understanding the procedures and patient scenarios will help you code this evolving specialty. Dialysis access maintenance is one area of interventional radiology coding that always seems to be evolving. This can make it difficult to code these encounters. To be sure you are current with the latest changes, here is a refresher on how to ...
Aug 14th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added language to its billing guidelines for home dialysis (less than full month) to be consistent with its policy for partial-month, center-based dialysis services. In the 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, CMS changed the policy for home dialysis (less than full month) to ...
May 1st, 2012
Consult guidance when coding these studies to ensure proper reporting. By Lori M. Shore, CPC, RCC Radiology has arguably had more than its share of bundling recently. Computed tomography (CT) scans of certain separate body parts are no longer separately payable; endovascular revascularization studies are now grouped into all-inclusive territories; and several renal angiography procedures ...