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Find reimbursement resources, including coding guides, links to Medicare Coverage Determinations, on-demand webinars, and frequently asked questions for acute circulatory support systems.

 

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Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support

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

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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This document and the information contained herein is for general information purposes only and is not intended, and does not constitute, legal, reimbursement, business, clinical, or other advice. Furthermore, it is not intended to and does not constitute a representation or guarantee of reimbursement, payment, or charge, or that reimbursement or other payment will be received. It is not intended to increase or maximize payment by any payer. Similarly, nothing in this document should be viewed as instructions for selecting any particular code, and Abbott does not advocate or warrant the appropriateness of the use of any particular code. The ultimate responsibility for coding and obtaining payment/reimbursement remains with the customer. This includes the responsibility for accuracy and veracity of all coding and claims submitted to third-party payers. In addition, the customer should note that laws, regulations, and coverage policies are complex and are updated frequently, and, therefore, the customer should check with its local carriers or intermediaries often and should consult with legal counsel or a financial, coding, or reimbursement specialist for any questions related to coding, billing, reimbursement or any related issues. This material reproduces information for reference purposes only. It is not provided or authorized for marketing use.

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