In Billing
Jan 17th, 2019
As seen in The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, titled “Travel Immunizations:” Q. What is the best way to code for and bill patients who come in because they are planning to travel out of the country and need to know what immunizations they should have before traveling? We advise them on preventive measures to ...
In Billing
Feb 27th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised the 2017 travel allowance flat rate for laboratory technicians in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service. Coverage for Travel Medicare Part B will pay a travel allowance for a laboratory technician to draw a specimen from either a nursing home patient or homebound patient, provided the specimen collection ...
Jun 19th, 2014
Measles is making a comeback. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported 477 confirmed cases of the measles (rubeola) in the first six months of 2014. A graph created by the CDC shows the rapid increase in cases and outbreaks this year compared to past years. Measles was deemed “eliminated” in the ...
In Billing
Feb 25th, 2011
The price of gas is on the rise but the Medicare travel allowance fees for specimen collection are on the decline. A recurring update notification released Feb. 11 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revises the per mileage and flat fee travel payment allowances for 2011. Medicare Part B allows payment for a specimen ...
In CMS
Aug 12th, 2009
Clinical laboratories submitting claims for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries are in for a bit of a pay raise this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the Medicare 2009 travel allowance fees for specimen collection. Paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Medicare Part B covers the estimated travel costs for ...