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APC Payment Insider, June 2009

APC Payment Insider, June 1, 2009

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In this issue, we cover CMS’ updated clarifications regarding incident-to services and looks to the future.
Inside:
• Injections and infusions: Distinguish therapeutic infusion from hydration
• Q&A: Billing supplies associated with procedures
• Blood procedures: Code correctly when the only service is specimen collection via PICC.
• Get ready for RACs: Ensure your ED is prepared.
• Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Learn about billing when the physician aborts the procedure.
• Knee repair: Beware of unbundling in multiple procedures.

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