In Billing
Feb 14th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Feb. 1, maintenance updates for several National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect recent code changes (CR11134). Every year, when ICD-10, CPT®, and HCPCS Level II codes are updated, NCDs (and Local Coverage Determinations) must also be updated. When this occurs, it’s essential for providers to review ...
In Billing
Feb 16th, 2018
It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is real. It involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube, and it has long been used to treat decompression sickness from scuba diving. More recently, physicians have found it useful to treat other conditions. Medicare Coverage under ...
In CMS
Oct 15th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed decision memorandum Oct. 8 regarding national coverage for the home use of oxygen to treat cluster headaches. “The evidence does not demonstrate that the home use of oxygen to treat cluster headache improves health outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries with cluster headache (CH),” CMS states in ...