In Billing
Dec 2nd, 2011
Better bone up on your telehealth services coding. Physicians and their patients are embracing web-based health solutions at a rapid rate, according to CNBC.com. In keeping with the times, Medicare will cover smoking cessation services in 2012, including those furnished remotely. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding four codes for smoking ...
In Billing
Aug 11th, 2011
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced Aug. 1 new guidelines that will ensure women receive the preventive health services they need to stay healthy. Previously, preventive services for women had always been recommended individually or as part of guidelines targeting men as well. For the first time, at the request of HHS, the independent ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its Medicare Learning Network (MLN) payment system fact sheet for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). In this fact sheet you will find background information and coverage of clinical laboratory services and payment rates updated for 2011. MLN CLFS Fact Sheet Updated for 2011 was ...
In CMS
Mar 15th, 2011
The new outpatient CPT® modifier 33 is one of the many changes announced in the latest update to the Outpatient Code Editor Version 12.1, effective April 4, 2011, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but it’s the most noteworthy. Modifier 33 Preventive services is effective retroactively Jan. 1, 2011, according to CMS Transmittal 2172. ...
Mar 11th, 2011
The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury proposed a new rule, March 10, outlining the steps states can take to receive a State Innovation Waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act). The Affordable Care Act gives states the flexibility to receive a State Innovation Waiver beginning in 2017. President Obama ...