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July 27, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week's note is about CMS' 2017 OPPS proposals for device packaging.

August 1, 2016
Briefings on APCs

Healthcare organizations have become mass gatherers of data. But without sophisticated analytics, integrated IT tools, and processes to mine that data, they may not be able to take advantage of it.

August 1, 2016
Briefings on APCs

CMS' Transmittal 3523, issued May 13, is the quarterly July 1 OPPS update. In this transmittal, CMS briefly mentions billing physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services provided in support of or adjunctive to comprehensive APC (C-APC) services under revenue code 0940 (general therapeutic services) rather than the National Uniform Billing Committee‑defined revenue codes for these services (i.e., 042x, 043x, and 044x, respectively).

August 1, 2016
Briefings on APCs
July 29, 2016
Medicare Web

In the 2017 OPPS proposed rule, CMS is proposing to continue its comprehensive APC (C-APC) policy first implemented in 2015 and has proposed 25 new C-APCs for 2017 in addition to the existing 37 C-APCs.