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Tip: CMS issues no updates for NSEDTS in 2015

APCs Insider, February 6, 2015

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Several years ago, CMS defined a list of nonsurgical extended duration therapeutic services (NSEDTS).NSEDTS must be provided initially under direct supervision and then may be transitioned to general supervision once the supervising physician or non-physician practitioner determines the patient is stable and the remainder of the service can be delivered safely under general supervision.
This transition must be documented in the patient's medical record. CMS has made no changes for NSEDTS in 2015, according to an update recently posted to CMS' Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment website.
This tip is adapted from “CMS updates outpatient supervision level documents" in the February issue of Briefings on APCs.

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