Billing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a video that includes guidance on submitting proper medical billing documentation for lumbar spinal infusion.

CMS notes that improper Medicare billing continues to be a leading cause of noncompliance for providers.

The video identifies the four elements needed in the medical record and explains how to obtain an attestation for an illegible signature.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently shared its recommendation for pricing new laboratory tests with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The ASCP's recommended 2017 clinical laboratory billing rates can be viewed here.

They were outlined at a July meeting with CMS by ASCP Past President Dr. Lee Hilborne.

The recommendations covered a series of new molecular assays, genomic sequencing procedures and other CPT codes added to the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. As ASCP notes,  many of its recommendations focused on crosswalking the new tests or revised CPT codes to existing tests that require similar resources and are technologically similar.

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