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Pay-Per-View: CMS proposes additional changes to physician supervision for 2011

APCs Insider, August 27, 2010

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CMS continues to refine its physician supervision requirements by proposing a new category of service in the 2011 OPPS proposed rule, released July 2.

CMS would identify a limited set of services as “nonsurgical extended duration therapeutic services,” requiring direct supervision for initiation of the service followed by general supervision for the remainder of the service. “General supervision” means the procedure is furnished under the physician’s overall direction and control, but the physician’s presence is not required during the performance of the procedure.

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