This week’s note is about modifier –PO and the Bipartisan Budget Act Section 603.
Q: Does the concurrence of the attending physician, that is required for condition code 44, need to be recorded by the attending physician, or can another practitioner write the concurrence
This week’s updates include FY 2015 Report to Congress; expanding uses of Medicare data by qualified users; and more!
Q: Did something change with the observation services composite APC in 2016? The director of patient financial services says we no longer receive payment for it.
The debate over CMS’ 0.2% IPPS payment reduction as a result of implementing the 2-midnight rule continued this week, with the American Hospital Association (AHA) calling the cut “unlawful” in a letter to Andy Slavitt, CMS acting administrator.
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