In Billing
Dec 11th, 2018
Effective March 16, 2018, Medicare will cover diagnostic laboratory tests using next generation sequencing (NGS) when ordered by a treating physician and performed in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified lab. Other specific requirements also must be met. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the national coverage determination for NGS (NCD ...
In Billing
Mar 22nd, 2018
Providers can now be reimbursed for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) tests for specific cancer situations, a national coverage determination (NCD) by Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced. For medical coders working with advanced cancer patients who may be able to be treated based on the genetic makeup of the cancer, this ...
In Billing
Sep 11th, 2014
What do you do when an error on a claim is discovered by someone in your practice after the claim has been processed? According to National Government Services (NGS), many physician practices correct such claims and then resubmit them. The problem with doing this is that these claims have already been finalized – thus, these resubmitted claims ...
In Billing
Oct 29th, 2010
National Government Services (NGS) has identified an issue with their daily National Provider Identifier (NPI) crosswalk file. The issue may have potentially caused claims to reject in error. It began on or around Oct. 12, and impacts all Part B providers in Connecticut, New York, Indiana, and Kentucky. NGS Reports Erroneous Part B Claims Rejection was ...
In Coding
Mar 12th, 2010
National Government Services (NGS) posted guidance on its website March 5, instructing Medicare Part A and B providers on how to code claims for Stelara. NGS Instructs Providers on How to Bill for Stelara was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...