Eight CPT® codes for multianalyte assays with algorithmic analyses (MAAA) procedures are now classified as not covered under OPPS (status indicator E), retroactive to January 1, 2013. These codes are now subject to I/OCE edit 9.
The Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel recommended CMS change the supervision requirements for 15 HCPCS and CPT codes during its second meeting this year in August. CMS released details of the meeting September 24.
Fortunately for providers, CMS decided not to cap outpatient payment rates for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures at the standardized inpatient rate. The agency announced its decision as part of the CY 2012 OPPS final rule released November 1, 2011.