May 13th, 2015
May 19 is national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it will use this day as an opportunity to remind healthcare providers and the public who should be tested for chronic viral hepatitis. Understand the Disease Hepatitis is a liver disease that results from a viral ...
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Feb 10th, 2012
Effective for claims processed with dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2011, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) providers should report HCPCS Level II code G0010 Administration of hepatitis b vaccine for the administration of hepatitis b vaccine, rather than CPT® 90471 Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections); 1 vaccine ...
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May 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says it has identified a Medicare claims processing system issue that is causing certain preventive services rendered in the outpatient hospital setting to be processed incorrectly. The following information provides the action that will be taken by Medicare claims administration contractors: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (...
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Apr 1st, 2011
How you should report hepatitis B vaccine administration to Medicare patients in an outpatient facility setting has changed. Beginning April 1, Medicare claims processing systems no longer recognize CPT® codes 90471 Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections); 1 vaccine (single or combination vaccine/toxoid) and 90472 Immunization adm...