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Proposed New Medicare ASC Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule, dated August 24, 2007, revising requirements for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to bill for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. This proposed rule...
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HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS

Two Medicare carriers, Palmetto GBA and Noridian, recently published information regarding who may perform the HPI. (WPS published similar information in 2006.) Noridian writes: “E&M codes are valued as including all elements of work...
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2008 ASC Payment System Change

Final rulings for revisions to the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payment system will be published in the August 2, 2007 Federal Register. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) required a new ASC payment...
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