DEVASTATING CUTS AVERTED!: CMS issues Correction Notice

By Kelly Byrnes, BS, RVT, FSVU posted 21 days ago

  
Late Friday, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) issued a Correction Notice for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). The notice corrected technical errors that appeared in the final rule with comment period published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2017. 


As a result, these vascular lab codes have been reassigned from APC 5522 (Level 2) to APC 5523 (Level 3):

  • 93880 (Duplex scan of extracranial arteries; complete bilateral study)
  • 93930 (Duplex scan of upper extremity arteries or arterial bypass grafts; complete bilateral study)
  • 93978 (Duplex scan of aorta, inferior vena cava, iliac vasculature, or bypass grafts; complete study)

APC

Description

CY 2017 Rate

CY 2018 Rate

5522

Level 2 Imaging without contrast

$ 112.69

$114.46

5523

Level 3 Imaging without contrast

$ 225.81

$ 232.31


To view the correction notice and supporting files, please visit CMS' website: CMS-1678-CN
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