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Pay-per-view: Critical care coding changing, cancer center payment isn’t

APCs Insider, January 21, 2011

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As part of the 2011 OPPS final rule, CMS finalized changes to critical care coding and shelved a proposal to change the way cancer centers are paid.

A change by the CPT®  Editorial Panel led to the revision in critical care coding. The CPT panel revised its guidance for critical care codes 99291 and 99292 to specifically state that, for hospital reporting purposes, critical care codes do not include the specified ancillary services.

Continue reading “Critical care coding changing, cancer center payment isn’t” on the HCPro website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in their January issue.



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