In CMS
Jul 2nd, 2009
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is recommending the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) do more to ensure Medicare Part B claims for chemotherapy administration services are appropriate. This recommendation was prompted after the OIG was unable to determine whether Medicare appropriately paid for Part B services billed as chemotherapy administration from 2005 to ...
In CMS
Jun 29th, 2009
Not sure if you should bill Part B or Part D for a drug regimen of aprepitant when used to alleviate chemotherapy induced nausea-vomiting (CINV)? You’re not alone. To answer an influx of questions pertaining to anti-emetic drugs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued MLN Matters SE0910. In MM SE0910, you will find guidance ...
In CMS
Apr 28th, 2009
At the Obama administration’s request, the interim final rule on the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program went into effect April 18. The rule—issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Jan. 16—implements provisions in section 154 of the 2008 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act ...
In CMS
Feb 27th, 2009
Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, under the Outpatient Perspective Payment System (OPPS), payment allowance limits for specified covered outpatient drugs are paid at the average sales price (ASP) plus 4 percent. ASP Amount for OPPS Changed was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Jan 16th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Jan. 7 it has awarded five Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) contracts for the combined administration of Part A and Part B Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) claims. Final Five MACs Selected was last modified: January 27th, 2016 by admin aapc...