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...
May 1st, 2008
By Julie Orton Van, CPC, CPC-E/M, CPC-P-GENSG, OBGYN You are either participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) or are thinking about it. If you are among the latter, information may help with your decision. If you are already participating, I’ll clarify some confusing aspects of the initiative. Last December, President Bush signed the ...
Apr 1st, 2008
www.cms.hhs.gov By Linda Templeton, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P We all know how frustrating it is to complete a project when you don’t have the right tools. The most skilled in a trade find themselves collecting so many tools that it’s hard to remember where the most basic and useful items are. As coders, we are bombarded ...