Sep 10th, 2012
The October 2012 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) includes added coverage, two new drug/biological codes, and three corrected payment rates. Providers and suppliers paid under the OPPS should take note of these changes to ensure proper reimbursement. OPPS Update Includes Added Coverage, New Codes, and Corrected Pay Rates was last modified: September ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2012
The July update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (ASC PS) implements several changes to Medicare billing instructions of which ASC coding and billing staff should be aware. The update includes new Category III codes, new instructions for device pass-through category C1840, and billing changes for medication. Billing staff, in particular, should take note ...
In CMS
Apr 9th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have made several changes to the HCPCS Level II code set, revising two codes and adding several more, effective July 1. Two codes now covered by carrier discretion will no longer be covered: J1680 Injection, human fibrinogen concentrate, 100 mg J9001 Injection, doxorubicin HCl, all lipid formulations, ...