Share |

Physician Fee Schedule: Follow Changing Payment Trail for Your Lab

Posted on 12. Jun, 2015 by in Hot Coding Topics

The RVUs aren’t all you need to observe.

As it turns out, things weren’t settled when CMS published the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule in November last year.

Now you’ll need to pay attention to changes in payment and claims processing if you don’t want to face confusion as you bill for your lab services in 2015.

Do this: Just read the following updates, and you’ll have everything you need to understand your Medicare pay — for now.

Your Claims Should Be Moving Again

You may have noticed that your early-January Medicare claims went nowhere fast. That’s because CMS asked MACs to hold all claims with dates of service Jan. 1 through Jan. 14 in order to implement corrections to technical errors discovered after the publication of the rule, said CMS’s Louisa Rink during a Jan. 7 CMS Open Door Forum.

Good news:...

Signup to read articles and receive SuperCoder Bolt Newsletter

Register for Article Access
Access our articles and receive SuperCoder Bolt Newsletter.
You will also receive
  • Free updates on CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS, Medicare, NCCI edits, and ICD-10.
  • Discounts on 3rd party offers
SuperCoder Bolt
You must have javascript enabled to use this form

If you've already signed in and are still seeing this screen, click here to refresh the page.