In Coding
Jul 13th, 2012
Just six months into 2012 and already over 16 million people with original Medicare have received at least one preventive service at no cost to them, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced July 10. If last year is any indication, that number will double by the end of the ...
In Billing
Mar 16th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently informed contractors of an ICD-10 code range revision to previously communicated coverage for intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) for obesity. Transmittal 2421 reiterates that beginning Nov. 29, 2011, Medicare beneficiaries with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 who are competent and alert at the time of ...
In Billing
Mar 2nd, 2012
A revision made to a previously released MLN Matters® article widens the scope for who can furnish intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) to obese Medicare patients. A national coverage determination (NCD 210.12) recently rendered obesity counseling services covered under Medicare Part B effective Nov. 29, 2011. Medicare patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 ...