August 21, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS’ Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP) panel made numerous recommendations at its annual meeting August 19 for the agency to consider ahead of the release of the 2020 OPPS final rule—with the panel and other stakeholders urging CMS to be more transparent with its responses and release of data.

April 24, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS published the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on April 23, introducing policies designed to significantly alter rural health payments and expedite opportunities to pay for new technology.

August 29, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an application of a payment adjustment for IPPS low-volume hospitals, an OIG review which found 100% non-compliance with billing regulations for intensity-modulated radiation therapy planning services, a fact sheet on submitting data for MIPS through the claims data submission process, and more!  

August 1, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, a video on the proposed changes to evaluation and management coding, the July edition of the Patients Over Paperwork newsletter, and more!

June 20, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2019 ICD-10-CM code set, numerous updates to the OIG Work Plan, a fact sheet detailing how CMS determines qualifying APM status in the Quality Payment Program, and more! 

June 6, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the July updates for the OPPS and ambulatory surgical center payment system, a new national coverage analysis for vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for treatment-resistant depression, an advisory opinion related to telemedicine, and more!

April 18, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a list of new topics proposed for recovery audit review, a final decision memo for an NCD on MRI coverage, notice of the new interest rate for overpayments and underpayments, and more! 

April 11, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a final rule on various policies throughout the Medicare program involving drug pricing, the final 2019 Medicare Advantage rate announcement and call letter, a list of newly added waived test codes, and more! 

April 4, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include two new fact sheets on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) policies, a Special Edition MLN Matters article on proper coding for certain laboratory tests, instructions regarding the new skilled nursing facility Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) forms; and more! 

March 21, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a special edition MLN Matters article on billing requirements for OPPS providers, an updated OIG work plan, a final decision memo for an NCD on genetic testing for cancer patients, and more! 

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