In Billing
May 11th, 2012
Medicare will now separately pay for complication services for a person who donates an organ to a Medicare beneficiary, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) change request (CR) 7816. With customary claims, the patient is always the beneficiary, so the patient relationship has always been a one-to-one match. When a person ...
In Billing
Nov 14th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to include new instructions for billing donor post-kidney transplant complication services. Section 90.1.3 of the manual (effective April 1, 2012) now specifies, “Expenses incurred for complications that arise with respect to the donor are covered and separately billable only if ...