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Pay-per-view: CMS to revise conversion factor, physician supervision

APCs Insider, September 9, 2011

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CMS proposed no changes to E/M visit coding guidelines, nor did it discuss drug administration in the 2012 OPPS proposed rule released July 1.

This doesn't mean that hospitals won't see payment rate changes for these important and high-volume services.

"That is the one thing we can count on every year; individual APC payment rate fluctuations, so take a few minutes now to review the proposed payment rates compared to current rates for your most frequently billed services either by volume or percent of charges," says Jugna Shah, MPH, president of Nimitt Consulting, Inc., in Washington, DC.

Continue reading “CMS to revise conversion factor, physician supervision”on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the September issue.

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