Health Information Management

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

APCs Insider, September 9, 2011

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

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.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular