Apr 1st, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC To comply with Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated chapter 32 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to define coverage and appropriate coding for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs, intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) programs, and pulmonary ...
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Jan 1st, 2010
See what’s in store for the year ahead. By Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H For the 2010 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based payments on claims data submitted by hospital providers during 2008. Here are some highlights of the 1,936-page document to prepare you for the ...