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Medicare Releases April Update to MPFS

 
April 3, 2014:

Deborah C. Hall, New Product Subject Matter Expert

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a transmittal (R2912CP) containing changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) effective April 1, 2014. Below is a list of some of the changes. For a complete list of the revisions, see http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2014-Transmittals-Items/R2912CP.html?DLPage=10&DLSort=0&DLSortDir=ascending.

The nonfacility practice expense (PE) relative value units (RVU) for the following codes have been adjusted:

Code Description Jan. 1–Mar 3 Apr. 1 and thereafter
77293 Respirator motion mgmt. simul 9.96 10.72
77293-TC Respirator motion mgmt. simul 9.16 9.92

The “physician supervision of diagnostic procedures” indicator for the TC portion of the following codes has been corrected, effective January 1, 2014.

HCPCS Code

Description

Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedures (Phys Diag Supv)

70450-TC

CT head/brain w/o dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

70460-TC

CT head/brain w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

70551-TC

MRI brain stem w/o dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

70552-TC

MRI brain stem w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

70553-TC

MRI brain stem w/o & w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72141-TC

MRI neck spine w/o dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

72142-TC

MRI neck spine w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72146-TC

MRI chest spine w/o dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

72147-TC

MRI chest spine w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72148-TC

MRI lumbar spine w/o dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

72149-TC

MRI lumbar spine w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72156-TC

MRI neck spine w/o & w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72157-TC

MRI chest spine w/o & w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72158-TC

MRI lumbar spine w/o & w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

72191-TC

CT angiograph pelv w/o&w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

74174-TC

CT angio abd&pelv w/o&w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

74175-TC

CT angio abdom w/o & w/dye—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

02

93880-TC

Extracranial bilat study—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

93882-TC

Extracranial uni/ltd study—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

01

77001-TC

Fluoroguide for vein device—Phys Diag Supv

03

77002-TC

Needle localization by xray—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

03

77003-TC

Fluoroguide for spine inject—Phys diag supv correction (TC)

03

Other changes include the addition of code G9361 (a PQRS quality data code) and revisions to the short descriptions of codes G0416–G0419.

 

 
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