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Thread: 2009 CMS Fee schedule for Nuc's and echos

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    Default 2009 CMS Fee schedule for Nuc's and echos

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    Hi all,

    has anyone heard anything regarding medicare cutting the revenue for nuclear cardiolite and echo's?
    This is becoming a nightmare with the new codes and revenue. It would appear that the Cardiology world is going to be taking a financial hit.
    If anyone has any informaiton and would like to share please please please let me know. thanks you.
    Delina Thomas-Nieforth, CPC, CPC-I

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    In New Jersey it is a 24.77% hit on echos and a 8.92% hit on nuclears. I suppose they think the 2% increase in E&M and the 4% increase in caths will make up for it (it won't!).

    Cardiologists have to do some real economizing and think about strategy.

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