IPPE changes reflect an increased focus on primary care, health promotion, and disease prevention. By Torrey Kim, MA, CPC Among many noteworthy items contained within the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule is an increase in value for the so-called “Welcome to Medicare” benefit—known formally as the Initial Preventative Physical Examination (IPPE). Section ...
Mar 1st, 2010
Go to the source and find out how the new rules pertain to you. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHCO In 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 ...
In CMS
Mar 1st, 2010
Renal dialysis facilities will soon have new quality data reporting requirements for dialysis adequacy, infection and vascular access on all end stage renal disease (ESRD) claims. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says the new requirements are necessary to implement an accurate quality incentive payment for dialysis providers in the near future. MLN ...
In Billing
Feb 1st, 2010
Come Jan. 1, 2012, a provision in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) requires all suppliers of the technical component (TC) of advanced diagnostic imaging services suppliers to be accredited by an accreditation organization designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). To that end, the Centers for Medicare ...
In CMS
Jan 29th, 2010
As a reminder, effective for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, reimbursement for ground and air ambulance service claims will no longer include an increase in the ambulance fee schedule due to the expiration of two Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) provisions. Increased Payments for Ambulance Services Expire was last ...