Requirements For Diagnostic X-Ray, Laboratory & Other Diagnostic Tests

Requirements For Diagnostic X-Ray, Laboratory & Other Diagnostic Tests

CMS describes the levels of physician supervision required for furnishing the technical component of diagnostic tests for a Medicare beneficiary who is not a hospital inpatient or outpatient. Section 410.32(b) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires that diagnostic tests covered under Sec.1861(s)(3) of the Act and payable under the physician fee schedule, with…

Billing Medicare for Cardiovascular Screening Tests

Billing Medicare for Cardiovascular Screening Tests

Effective with services performed on or after January 1, 2005, Medicare provides coverage of cardiovascular screening ICD 10 blood tests for the early detection of cardiovascular disease or abnormalities associated with an elevated risk of heart disease and stroke. The covered screening tests are: 1. Total Cholesterol Test2. Cholesterol Test for High-Density Lipoproteins3. Triglycerides Test…

CPT Coding Exercises With Answers

CPT Coding Exercises With Answers

1. Will WC insurances reimburse Fluoroscopy procedures when performed in ASC setting? Where could I find ASC billing guidelines for WC claims? Fluoroscopy procedures are considered to be a part of primary procedures are there would not be any separate payment. You could view http://www.dol.gov/owcp/regs/feeschedule/fee/fee09/fs09ASCPaymentPolicy.doc for more information. 2. Are there any age criteria for…

Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also referred to as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years. All individuals with a Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for 3 months are classified as having chronic kidney disease, irrespective of the presence or absence of…

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Useful links

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Useful links

The below links gives you a quick reference on the CMS implementation / changes / revisions posted through Medicare Learning Network (MLN) and CMS Transmittals effective for the year 2010. Medicare contractors https://www.cms.gov/MedicareProviderSupEnroll/downloads/contact_list.pdf Emergency Update to the 2010 MPFSDB http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM6796.pdf New Place of Service (POS) Code for Walk-in Retail Health Clinic http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM6752.pdf 2010 Consultation services…

Lab Fee Schedule and CLIA – a quick reference

Lab Fee Schedule and CLIA – a quick reference

CLIA – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments 1. What is CLIA?2. Why is CLIA Important?3. What are the Types of CLIA Certificates?4. How Does a Laboratory Enroll in the CLIA Program? A quick reference for the above queries are answered @ http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/CLIABrochure.pdf CLIA Application form for Certification can be downloaded @ http://www.cms.hhs.gov/cmsforms/downloads/cms116.pdf Current CLIA Regulations are found @ http://wwwn.cdc.gov/clia/regs/toc.aspx…

New Updates On DOS, POS And TOS

New Updates On DOS, POS And TOS

DOS and POS: New rules have been created for DOS and POS if the physician performs only the Professional services (Professional Component). The date of service for the professional component should be the actual date of interpretation and the Place of service should be ’11’ if the interpretation is done in Office or in Physician Home…