In Billing
Jun 18th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released payment files to contractors that reflect up-to-date payment policy in line with the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule and the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The latter legislation extended through Dec. 31, 2012 the zero percent update ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2012
The July update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (ASC PS) implements several changes to Medicare billing instructions of which ASC coding and billing staff should be aware. The update includes new Category III codes, new instructions for device pass-through category C1840, and billing changes for medication. Billing staff, in particular, should take note ...
In CMS
Apr 9th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have made several changes to the HCPCS Level II code set, revising two codes and adding several more, effective July 1. Two codes now covered by carrier discretion will no longer be covered: J1680 Injection, human fibrinogen concentrate, 100 mg J9001 Injection, doxorubicin HCl, all lipid formulations, ...