In CMS
Mar 5th, 2018
Now that you’re familiar with the 2018 HCPCS Level II codes,  new C, G, K, and Q codes effective April 1 have been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Several modifiers have been adjusted to reflect oxygen use. The annual quarterly updates helps CMS programs, such as the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) ...
In Billing
Feb 19th, 2018
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, newly approved biosimilar biologicals with a common reference product are no longer grouped into the same billing code. This change was finalized in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule. Q5102 Replaced with Two New Codes The April 2018 update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSD) includes three ...
In CMS
Nov 3rd, 2015
HCPCS Level II codes released before the Halloween weekend include nearly 400 new, deleted, and changed codes and modifiers. Most chapters are affected by new and deleted codes, with 271 new codes changing the landscape. Changes affect many codes meant to track effectiveness and economy of care, making the code set important to members who ...
In Billing
Nov 15th, 2012
Medicare payment continues in 2013 for splints, casts, and intraocular lenses implanted in a physician’s office. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructs: For splints and casts, HCPCS Level II Q codes should be used when supplies are indicated for cast and splint purposes. This payment is in addition ...
In Billing
Nov 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Oct. 31,  the HCPCS Level II codes that go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Changes include 285 code additions (and one new modifier), 48 revisions, and 75 deletions. Another 18 codes were added and eight deleted throughout 2011. 2012 HCPCS II Available With Over 430 Changes was last ...