In Billing
Oct 1st, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised the national coverage determinations (NCDs) for both the Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease (section 20.31.2 of the NCD Manual) and the Pritikin Program (section 20.31.1 of the NCD Manual). CMS Revises Ornish and Pritikin Program NCDs was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Billing
May 28th, 2010
A new supplier specialty code is being established as part of new Medicare Part B policy which, effective Jan. 1, deems cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs and intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) programs covered services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is establishing specialty code 31 Intensive cardiac rehabilitation, effective Jan. 1, to describe the specific/unique t...
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 ...