In CMS
Dec 15th, 2008
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 amends the Social Security Act §1834(l)(13) and provides an increase in payment for ambulance ground transports. Effective for claims with dates of service on or after July 1, 2008, and before Jan. 1, 2010, ambulance fee schedule amounts for covered ground ambulance transports which ...
In CMS
Dec 15th, 2008
End stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities can expect a 1 percent increase to the ESRD composition payment rate and a reduction in the drug add-on adjustment from 15.5 percent to 15.2 percent as a result of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. ESRD Payment Changes for 2009 was last modified: ...
In CMS
Dec 11th, 2008
On Dec. 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a public listening session to discuss the development of a plan to transition to a Medicare value-based purchasing (VBP) program for physician and other professional services. CMS’s internal PVBP Workgroup released an issues paper outlining the agenda prior to the event. Design issues ...
In CMS
Nov 18th, 2008
As of Jan. 1, 2009, eligible originating sites for payment of telehealth services will include hospital-based or critical access hospital-based renal dialysis facilities (including satellites), skilled nursing facilities and community mental health centers. This amendment to the Social Security Act is mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. Telehealth ...