Health Information Management

The week in Medicare updates

APCs Insider, June 26, 2015

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

CMS issues correction to the April 2015 update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database
On June 12, CMS rescinded Transmittal 3205, dated February 27, 2015, and replaced it with Transmittal 3283 to revise the language in Section I due to the enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and update the file names in Section IV. All other information remains the same. The original transmittal was regarding payment files issued to contractors based upon the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule. 
Effective date: January 1, 2015
Implementation date: April 6, 2015 
View Transmittal R3283CP
View MLN Matters article MM9104.
 
CMS requests comments for expansion of facility capacity
On June 19, CMS posted a notice in the Federal Register stating it has received a request from a physician-owned hospital for an exception to the prohibition against expansion of facility capacity. This notice solicits comments on the request from individuals and entities in the community in which the physician-owned hospital is located. Community input may inform the determination regarding whether the requesting hospital qualifies for an exception to the prohibition against expansion of facility capacity. Comments are due by July 20. 
View the notice in the Federal Register
Leave a comment.



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