In Billing
Oct 23rd, 2018
An important update has been made to the Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual regarding coverage of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with certain implantable cardiac devices. In a National Coverage Analysis (NCA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determined there is sufficient evidence to conclude MRI for patients with certain implantable ...
In CMS
Apr 18th, 2018
As of July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making things easier for medical coders, billers, and implanted pacemaker and defibrillator patients to receive a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Clarifying Pacemaker Language CMS said in a Decision Memo dated April 10 it intends to change the language of section 220.2 of ...
In Coding
Apr 4th, 2014
If your practice sees patients with documented nonreversible symptomatic bradycardia, you should know that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently established a national coverage determination (NCD) allowing payment for implanted permanent cardiac single- or dual-chamber pacemakers, used for the treatment of this disease. Coverage is effective for claims with dates of servic...
Feb 1st, 2012
New usage and definitions have changed code selection significantly from 2011. By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC Once again in 2012, CPT® includes significant changes to codes for pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators, including nine new codes, 14 code revisions (several of which completely change code use in comparison to 2011), and new definitions ...
In Billing
Aug 31st, 2011
Effective for claims with dates of services on or after July 7, 2011 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a covered service for beneficiaries with implanted pacemakers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the language in section 220.2.C.1 of the Medicare National Coverage Determination Manual to remove the contraindication for Medicare coverage ...