Part B News Features
Question: I know the No Surprises Act (NSA) and the CMS rules that put it in practice require that provider directories be kept up to date. But I thought that was all the insurers’ responsibilit... More
Recent changes mandated by Congress and CMS that boost the status of physician assistants (PA) — or physician associates, as some groups prefer — is another sign that the providers formerl... More
Nurse practitioners (NP) will find it easier to report visits in the domiciliary and home settings when the next E/M update goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023. The update will delete the code family for ... More
Question: I know the No Surprises Act (NSA) and the CMS rules that put it in practice require that provider directories be kept up to date. But I thought that was all the insurers’ responsibilit... More
Recent changes mandated by Congress and CMS that boost the status of physician assistants (PA) — or physician associates, as some groups prefer — is another sign that the providers formerl... More
Nurse practitioners (NP) will find it easier to report visits in the domiciliary and home settings when the next E/M update goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023. The update will delete the code family for ... More
Tools
Take a look at the new, revised and potentially misvalued services that CMS identified in the proposed 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule. The downloadable document (xls) provides current and projected work relative value units (RVU) for each service, allowing you to compare RVU changes between 2022 and 2023.
Observation-only E/M codes are slated for deletion as of Jan. 1, 2023. Part of the second phase of the E/M coding update folds observation codes into existing inpatient E/M codes and revises the inpatient codes’ descriptors. Use this crosswalk to train staff on the pending changes.
Benchmark of the Week
Nurse practitioners (NP) will find it easier to report visits in the domiciliary and home settings when the next E/M update goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023. The update will delete the code family for domiciliary, rest home and custodial care services (99324-99337) and fold the services into the home services family (99341-99350). That code family will be renamed “home or residence services.”
The almost 4% proposed cut to the 2023 conversion factor would, if finalized, have a powerful negative effect on many of the most-used Part B procedure and E/M codes. Factoring in changing relative value units (RVU) reveals some big winners and losers on a per-service basis.

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