In Billing
Mar 3rd, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) covers either standard or FDA-approved HIV rapid screening tests, using the following HCPCS G codes: G0432 Infectious agent antibody detection by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) technique, HIV-1 and/or HIV-2, screening G0433 Infectious agent antibody detection by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique, HIV-1 and/or HIV-2, screening G0435 ...
In CMS
May 13th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have revised approval for several HIV rapid screening tests reported with certain HCPCS Level II G codes, according to a revised MLN Matters® revised article 6786. To be eligible, tests must fulfill eight revised criteria. The first seven require ...
In CMS
Jan 14th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released modifications to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II (HCPCS Level II ) code set. The quarterly update includes in the Procedures/Professional Services section two new codes for drug screening and tobacco cessation and two revised codes for drug screening and rapid antibody testing for infectious ...
In Billing
Oct 1st, 2010
Physicians and non-physician practitioners (NPPs) submitting claims for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, Sept. 17, changes to payment files in the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB). Medicare contractors will process Part B claims using these updated payment files, but are not ...
In CMS
Mar 12th, 2010
The April 2010 hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) update, released Feb. 26, adds several HCPCS Level II codes to reflect coverage changes, reiterates billing instructions on several points, and corrects payment rate errors in the January and October 2009 OPPS Pricer. April 2010 OPPS Update Sets the Record Straight was last modified: July 5th, ...