The American Medical Association (AMA) released eight Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. These boosters are adapted for the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants.
HHS recently released final rules for implementing components of the No Surprises Act. These rules expand upon several provisions of the July 2021 and October 2021 interim final rules regarding the qualified payment amount and the federal independent dispute resolution process.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released the Category I vaccine product codes for monkeypox tests and vaccines. The organization made them effective immediately upon their approval by the CPT Editorial Panel on July 26.
Q: How do we to handle charges for donor-related services when the donor is an unsuccessful match? Should the charges for services provided to a potential donor who is an unsuccessful match also be included on the transplant recipient claim or should they be adjusted and just included on the cost report?
CMS is weighing an expansion of the hospital outpatient department prior authorization program, changes to 340B reimbursement in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, and alternative rate setting data among other proposals in the 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.
In the 2022 NAHRI Leadership Council survey: Custom Edits—Creation and Workflow, 100 leaders, including revenue integrity, health information management (HIM), and coding directors and managers primarily from acute care hospitals and health systems with 500+ beds shared key insights into their custom edit processes, including workflow locations, oversight hierarchy, and the leading factors that drive custom edits.
Payment cuts are in the offing for Part B providers in 2023, along with a series of other projected changes targeting E/M services, COVID-19-related billing flexibilities, and value-based care, according to the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule released July 7.