In Billing
Sep 10th, 2010
The new End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS), effective Jan. 1, 2011, means major billing and payment changes for physicians, providers, and suppliers who provide ESRD services to Medicare beneficiaries. A physician education article, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 20, serves to answer the many questions ...
In Billing
Dec 31st, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the telehealth site facility fee payment amount. Effective Jan. 1, the fee for telehealth services is increased annually by the Medicare Economic Index (MEI). For 2010, the MEI increase is 1.2 percent. The 2010 telehealth site facility fee payment amount for HCPCS Level II code Q3014 ...
In Billing
Dec 29th, 2008
The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, published Nov. 19, 2008, produced a number of policy changes for health care professionals. Included in these changes is the payment amount for HCPCS Level II code Q3014 Telehealth originating site facility fee. Telehealth Services See Payment Increase in 2009 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 ...
In CMS
Nov 18th, 2008
As of Jan. 1, 2009, eligible originating sites for payment of telehealth services will include hospital-based or critical access hospital-based renal dialysis facilities (including satellites), skilled nursing facilities and community mental health centers. This amendment to the Social Security Act is mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. Telehealth ...