In Billing
Nov 2nd, 2017
Hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) will see a small payment rate increase in 2018, provided quality reporting requirements are met. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published, Nov. 1, a final rule for Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and ASC Payment System (ASC PS) payment policies and rates that go ...
In Billing
Jul 26th, 2012
Faced with a proposed cut to Medicare fee-for-service rates—a whopping 27 percent come Jan. 1, per the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule—physicians have been waiting for a sign indicating Congress will override the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) methodology that calls for the cut, as they have since 2003. Getting the ball rolling ...
Nov 14th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a final rule issued Nov. 1 that Medicare payments in 2012 will increase by 1.9 percent to hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and 1.6 percent to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In addition to establishing 2012 payment rates for HOPDs and ASCs, the final rule with comment ...
In CMS
Aug 27th, 2010
Twenty-one U.S. senators sent a letter dated Aug. 5 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., asking for the agency “to use its existing discretionary authority to make an important modification to the ASC payment system.” Senators Ask for ASC Medicare Payment Change was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...
In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2010
After President Barack Obama signed legislation June 25 granting a 2.2 percent update to physicians’ Medicare payments, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) the same day waived a Medicare regulation that would require providers to bill patients for additional coinsurance relative to the rate increase, which is retroactive to June 1. Physicians May Waive Coinsurance During ...