In Billing
May 14th, 2010
The Medicare Improvements for Providers and Patients Act of 2008 (MIPPA) provides a covered benefit for a physician-supervised comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program under Medicare Part B, effective Jan. 1 for claims processed on or after Oct. 4. Medicare Adds Pulmonary Rehab as Covered Benefit was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
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 ...
In Coding
Jan 1st, 2010
See what’s in store for the year ahead. By Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H For the 2010 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based payments on claims data submitted by hospital providers during 2008. Here are some highlights of the 1,936-page document to prepare you for the ...