Change Request #8141

Report
Maryland AAHAM
December 21, 2012
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Agenda
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Medicare Updates
Medicare Initiatives
Website
Self Service Options
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Medicare Updates
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National Correct Coding Initiative
(NCCI) Associated Modifier Changes
(Additions)
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Change Request #8111
Effective date: January 1, 2013
Implementation date: January 7, 2013
Key Points
– Additional modifiers added to the list of NCCI-associated
modifiers that will allow an edit with modifier indicator of ”1” to be
bypassed when the modifier is utilized.
• LM (left main coronary artery),
• RI (ramus intermedius),
• 24 (unrelated evaluation and management service by the same
physician during a postoperative period)
• 57 (decision for surgery)
• http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R1136OTN.pdf
2013 Medicare Deductible
and Coinsurance
• Change Request #8052
• Effective: January 1, 2013
• Key Points
– Part A
• Deductible
– $1,184.00
• Coinsurance
– $296.00 a day for 61-90 day
– $592.00 a day for 91-150 day
– $148.00 a day for 21-100 day (Skilled Nursing Facility)
– Part B
• Deductible
– $147.00 a year
• Coinsurance
– 20 percent
January 2013 Update to
Hospital OPPS
Change Request #8141
• Effective: January 1, 2013; Implementation: January 7,
2013
• Key Points
– Intracoronary Stent Placement Procedure Codes
– Changes to Cardiac Electrophysiologic Evaluation and
Ablation Codes
– Coding Changes for PHP Services
– Drugs, Biologicals and Radiopharmaceuticals
• http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R2611C
P.pdf
CR 8141 (cont’d)
• Intracoronary Stent Placement Procedure Codes
– AMA deleting CPT codes 92980, and 92981
– AMA replacing with new CPT codes
92928
92929
92933
92934
92937
92938
92941
92943
92944
– CMS deleting 2 HCPCS codes G0290, and G0291
– CMS creating 9 HCPCS C-codes
C9600
C9601
C9602
C9603
C9605
C9606
C9607
C9608
C9604
CR 8141 (cont’d)
• Coding Changes for Partial Hospitalization
Program (PHP) Services
– 2 New CPT codes for Behavioral Health Treatment/Services for
Revenue Code 900
• 90791 and 90792
– 7 New CPT codes for Individual Psychotherapy Revenue Code
914
90875
90832
90833
90836
90837
90838
90834
CR 8141 (cont’d)
• Drug, Biologicals, and Radiopharmaceuticals
– New CY 2013 HCPCS Codes
• Attachment A, Table 1
• Revisions to HCPCS and CPT Codes
– Changes in Code Descriptors
– Several Temporary C-codes Deleted
• Attachment A, Table 2
CR 8141 (cont’d)
• Cardiac Electrophysiologic Evaluation and
Ablation Codes
– AMA Deleted CPT Codes
• 93651 and 93652
– AMA Created New CPT Codes
93653
93654
93656
Part A Recurring Updates
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Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Annual Update: Prospective Payment
System (PPS) Pricer Changes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
– http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2012Transmittals-Items/R2518CP.html
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Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System
(PPS) Pricer Update Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
– http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2012Transmittals-Items/R2507CP.html
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Update-Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF
PPS) Fiscal Year 2013
– http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2012Transmittals-Items/R2520CP.html
Part A
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Parts A/B Recurring
Updates
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Claim Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Remittance Advice Remark Code
(RARC), and Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and PC Print Update
– http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and– Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2012-Transmittals-Items/R2521CP.html
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Medicare Contractor Annual Update of the International Classification of
Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2012-Transmittals-Items/R2485CP.html
2013 Annual Update of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
(HCPCS) Codes for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB)
Update
– http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-NetworkMLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM8037.pdf
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ICD-10 Delayed
• ICD-10 compliance date delayed to October 1,
2014
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Medicare Initiatives
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Comprehensive Error Rate
Testing (CERT)
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National Claim Paid Error Rate
– Part A Institutional Facilities
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7.9% Inpatient hospitals
4.4% Non-inpatient hospital facilities
– Part B Physician/Non-physician providers
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9.2% Physician, lab and ambulance
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Impacts all providers submitting Fee for Service claims
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Limited random claim sample
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Record requests must be received within 30 days from the initial CERT
letter
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Right to Appeal? Yes
Fraud Prevention
Initiative
 Aims to ensure correct payments are made to legitimate providers for
covered appropriate and reasonable services in all federal health care
programs
 Expanded federal government effort to reduce fraud and other improper
payments health care programs to help ensure long-term viability
 Federal government recovered $4 billion last year
Fraud prevention efforts focus on a more proactive “prevention and
detection” model that will help prevent fraud and abuse before payment is
made.
This information is available in the Fraud Prevention Toolkit on the web at:
https://www.cms.gov/Partnerships/04_FraudPreventionToolkit.asp#TopOfPage
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CMS Provider
Compliance
• CMS Provider Compliance Webpage
– Educational products on how to avoid billing errors and improper
payments
– Compliance Products
• Quarterly Newsletter with CERT and RA findings
– October 2012 RA Findings on Major Joint Replacement, Cardiac Procedures,
Acute Inpatient Respiratory Conditions
• Podcasts
– September 2012 RA Findings on Medical Necessity of Renal and Urinary Tract
Disorders
• Fact Sheet
– August 2012 Complying with Medicare Signature Requirements
– http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-LearningNetwork-MLN/MLNProducts/ProviderCompliance.html
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OIG Work Plan 2013
• OIG Work Plan outlines their current focus
areas and states the primary objectives of
each project
• Hospital Specific Items Include:
– Inpatient Billing for Medicare Beneficiary
– Same Day Readmission
– Compliance with Medicare Transfer Policy
• https://oig.hhs.gov/reports-andpublications/workplan/index.asp
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