The Outpatient Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Audiology and speech-language pathology services under Medicare Part B (outpatient) have reimbursement rates established by the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) regardless of provider setting, except for outpatient audiology services provided in hospitals. This site provides information on the MPFS for audiologists and speech-language pathologists, including in-depth analysis of relevant policy changes and revisions to the fee schedule, Medicare Part B payment rules, geographic adjustment calculations, and new developments. The fee schedule is updated annually by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Medicare Fee Schedule, Payment and Reimbursement Benefit Guideline, CPT Code Billing
First Coast Service Options’ (First Coast’s) claims department is receiving a high volume of invalid or unnecessary PWK (5010 paperwork segment) fax/mail coversheets. If a coversheet is received containing inaccurate, incomplete, or invalid information, the coversheet will be either faxed or mailed back to the originating source, but without the documentation. Coversheets returned in this manner should not be resent; instead, the provider should await an additional documentation request (ADR) before submitting the documentation again to First Coast.
RBRVS EZ Fees Medicare Fee Schedules 2014
ambulance payment provisions: (1) the 3 percent increase in the ambulance fee schedule amounts for covered ground ambulance transports that originate in rural areas and the 2 percent increase for covered ground ambulance transports that originate in urban areas is extended through December 31, 2013; (2) the provision relating to air ambulance services that continues to treat as rural any area that was designated as rural on December 31, 2006, for purposes of payment under the ambulance fee schedule, is extended through June 30, 2013; and (3) the provision relating to payment for ground ambulance services that increases the base rate for transports originating in an area that is within the lowest 25th percentile of all rural areas arrayed by population density (known as the