This week’s Medicare updates include a final decision memo on an NCD for next generation sequencing tests, an update to manual guidance on prior authorization, a guide to billing and coding for mental health services, and more!
CMS put hospitals on track to face expanded price transparency requirements with a final rule released in November 2019. Take a closer look at how price transparency is set to change and what hospitals need to do.
Q: When a physician needs to certify an inpatient stay of 20 days or more, do we need to use a specific form for the certification? Or can we submit other documentation such as the physician's notes from the medical record?
The Medicine section of the CPT Manual includes codes for a variety of services including acupuncture, vaccinations, and behavioral health assessments and is divided into 33 subsections that can make it challenging to navigate.