03/05/18 | Total knee arthroplasty (27447) removed from Inpatient only list – causing confusion
 

You may have been experiencing feedback from a facility when trying to schedule your total knee replacements as inpatients. 

Total knee arthroplasty (27447) removed from Inpatient only list – causing confusion
 
07/10/17 | New Category III codes effective Jan 1st, 2018
 

You will want to update your bone marrow aspiration coding for 2018 as well as some adipose-derived cell therapy for hands

New Category III codes effective Jan 1st, 2018
 
07/10/17 | Spinal surgery
 

If you do any spinal surgery you want to be aware of the Medicare changes that are taking place regarding number of levels, number of cages as well as diagnosis issues.

Spinal surgery
 
06/10/16 | CMS starting to list ICD-10s not covered
  Unspecified ICD-10 codes be careful
CMS starting to list ICD-10s not covered
 
07/09/15 | Total joint issues from CMS
  Total joint issues from CMS
Total joint issues from CMS
 
12/31/14 | Holding claims and fee schedule issues for 2015
  Medicare wants claims held starting Jan 1, 2015
Holding claims and fee schedule issues for 2015
 
08/20/14 | Medicare finally catching on that modifier 59 is not enough
 
Medicare finally catching on that modifier 59 is not enough
 
07/22/14 | Keep an eye on your private payer contracts..
 
Keep an eye on your private payer contracts..
 
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Keep an eye on this bill

"http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr6142/text

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare physician payment rates for 1 year.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES- July 18, 2012
This Act may be cited as the ‘Assuring Medicare Stability and Access for Seniors Act of 2012’.

SEC. 2. 1-YEAR EXTENSION OF MEDICARE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT RATES.

    Section 1848(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-4(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(14) UPDATE FOR 2013-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraphs (7)(B), (8)(B), (9)(B), (10)(B), (11)(B), (12)(B), and (13)(B), in lieu of the update to the single conversion factor established in paragraph (1)(C) that would otherwise apply for 2013, the update to the single conversion factor shall be zero percent.

        ‘(B) NO EFFECT ON COMPUTATION OF CONVERSION FACTOR FOR 2014 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS- The conversion factor under this subsection shall be computed under paragraph (1)(A) for 2014 and subsequent years as if subparagraph (A) had never applied.’.