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Four new CPT Category III codes will be available for use beginning July 1, including a new code for endovenous revascularization and stent placement in the femoral-popliteal artery, two new eye imaging tests and bone density measurement that uses pulse-echo ultrasound.
CMS is considering issuing a national coverage policy that would allow Medicare payment for vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and is seeking comment about the idea.

An Opp, Ala.-based medical practice will pay a hefty sum to settle allegations that the practice violated the anti-kickback statute and the Stark physician self-referral rule.

If the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has its way, Medicare's recent prior authorization programs will get a new lease on life and even expand to other items and services.

As patients begin to receive new, social security number-less Medicare cards, your practice will benefit from taking several steps to ease your administrative burden as the slow-rolling initiative officially commences in Jan. 2020.


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