News & Analysis

April 1, 2018
Briefings on APCs

With the expansion of telehealth services, providers for both the originating site and distant site can also count on the expansion of Medicare contractor audits.

March 14, 2018
Medicare Web

Changes to HCPCS and CPT® codes, drug and biological payments, and a new separately payable procedure code are coming in April. The transmittal announcing the updates also includes clarification on the application of the modifier –FY payment reduction.

March 1, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note explains and defines various policies enacted by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, including policies related to outpatient therapy caps and the use of modifier -KX; the low-volume hospital adjustment; the Medicare dependent hospital program; and more. Updated March 2, 2018 for clarity on therapy cap exclusions.  

February 7, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include new skilled nursing facility advance beneficiary notice forms, the 2019 Advanced Notice for Medicare Advantage and Part D plan changes, quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code changes, and more! 

November 9, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note reviews two major policy changes from the OPPS and MPFS final rules: the reduction in reimbursement for 340B drugs and the reduction in the payment adjustment for non-excepted off-campus provider-based departments. 

November 8, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the OPPS, Quality Payment Program, End-Stage Renal Disease, and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rules; an announcement of the new Meaningful Measures initiative; a list of new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived tests; and more!