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The start date for Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) to expand coverage terms for patients in need of an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) has been delayed a month, CMS said in a Feb. 26 policy update.
Quick quiz: Which of the following members of your practice should subscribe to your Medicare administrative carrier’s (MAC) Medicare enewsletter?
Physicians can receive payment when they perform radiation therapy planning, device construction and treatment management on the same day they perform superficial radiation treatment, thanks to a policy published Feb. 22.
You’re going to get a break when you use a distinct procedure modifier such as 59 or XS to unbundle a coding edit for a Medicare claim.
Longtime watchers of Medicare’s Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) were shocked to see a note recently on the CMS website that Medicare’s long-time CCI contractor, Carmel, Ind.-based Correct Coding Solutions LLC, is taking itself out of the claims-processing software business after 23 years.

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