Feb 1st, 2013
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, there are 150 changes, plus lots of quality performance measurement G code updates. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Since April 1, 2012, the HCPCS Level II code set has undergone approximately 150 individual changes, not counting those G codes used for reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or Medicare ...
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Jun 1st, 2012
July 2012 updates to the Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) system for filing and adjudicating claims paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), include a change to bring it in line with correct coding guidelines. The OCE is used for outpatient services in hospitals and ambulatory ...
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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 ...
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Feb 10th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released 25 corrections to the 2012 HCPCS Level II ANWEB file. The corrections, released Jan. 30, include description and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) indicator changes, removal of codes, updated Berenson-Eggers Type of Service (BETOS) information, and revised effective dates. Terminated or Removed C9716 Creations of thermal anal lesions by ...