In CMS
Sep 29th, 2011
The 2012 ambulance inflation factor (AIF) for determining the payment limit for ambulance services is 2.4 percent. This year’s AIF is based on the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) 2012 rate of 3.6 percent less the multi-factor productivity (MFP) rate of 1.2 percent. The Affordable Care Act mandates the CPI-U to be reduced ...
Mar 1st, 2007
Nancy Reading, RN, BS, CPC Medicare’s modernization act and the 2006 tax relief legislation that rolled back the negative Medicare conversion factor give a temporary reprieve to the “TC” technical component when an independent lab furnishes the pathology services as part of a business arrangement. The stay comes to a close on Dec. 31, 2007, which is quite a lengthy extension given that the ...