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Coding and Coverage

The following resources offer coding and reimbursement information for the CentriMag™ Acute Circulatory Support System.

Coding Guides and Resources

Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Coding Guide

Medicare coding and payment guide for CentriMag and other acute mechanical circulatory support products

Acute MCS – ECMO Coding Guide

Medicare coding and payment guide for CentriMag for utilization as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support

HCPCS Device Category C-codes Guide

Current list of reimbursement Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) Device Category C-codes

Common CPT Code Modifiers

Printable form for easy CPT coding reference

Webinars

2022 Medicare Payment and Coding Focused on Medicare Inpatient Hospital Reimbursement for CentriMag™ Acute Circulatory Support System

Abbott is focused on providing meaningful innovation and solutions to patients who need acute mechanical circulatory support for their heart and/or lungs. This webinar addresses the 2022 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) payment for ECMO and the new MS-DRG mapping for intraoperative short-term external heart assist support.

National Coverage Determinations From Medicare and Medicaid

National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Ventricular Assist Devices

Developed through an evidence-based process, this policy provides details on required medical criteria that must be met for coverage of Medicare beneficiaries.

Cardiac Catheterization Performed in Other Than a Hospital Setting

Provides Medicare guidance on coverage when the procedure is performed in a location other than a hospital.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS Physician Fee Schedule Prospectus

This guide includes Medicare Physician Payment Rates for cardiovascular procedures. For more detailed information, please refer to the CY Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule on the CMS website.

CMS Inpatient Reimbursement Prospectus

This guide provides a summary of the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). It includes information on the Readmission Reductions Program, Value Based Purchasing, and Hospital Inpatient Reimbursement Rates for select cardiovascular DRGs. For more detailed information, please refer to the FY IPPS Final Rule on the CMS website.

CMS Outpatient Reimbursement Prospectus

This guide provides a summary of the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Update. It includes updates to the Comprehensive APC Policy, Site Neutral Payments, Device Intensive Procedures, the Transitional Pass-Through Payment Policy, and Hospital Outpatient Reimbursement Rates for select cardiovascular APCs. For more detailed information, please refer to the CY OPPS Final Rule on the CMS website.

Medicare Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs)

In the absence of a national coverage policy, an item or service may be covered at a local basis. Check here for a list of CMS policies that provide Medicare beneficiaries coverage in certain locations across the country.

Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Articles

Focusing on coverage, billing, and payment rules for specific provider types, these articles explain national Medicare policy in an easy-to-understand format.

National Correct Coding Initiatives Edits

Developed by CMS, the initiative promotes correct coding methodologies to control improper coding leading to inappropriate payment.

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