In CMS
Jul 30th, 2010
In light of reports regarding unnecessary radiation exposure and over-utilization of advanced imaging services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced July 22 that it is soliciting proposals for paid participation in a new two-year demonstration that will test whether the use of decision support systems (DSSs) can improve care quality by promoting ...
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...
In Billing
May 14th, 2010
The Medicare Improvements for Providers and Patients Act of 2008 (MIPPA) provides a covered benefit for a physician-supervised comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program under Medicare Part B, effective Jan. 1 for claims processed on or after Oct. 4. Medicare Adds Pulmonary Rehab as Covered Benefit was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
May 1st, 2010
Go to the source and find out how the new rules pertain to you. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC On Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted revised standards regarding Medicare anesthesia teaching programs. These changes result from the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 ...
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 ...