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AHA Comments on Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2011 Payment Rates

December 22, 2010

The AHA recommends that in CY 2011, CMS establish two new APCs into which CPT codes 74176, 74177 and 74178 would be placed, depending on whether or not contrast is used in the performance of the service. We further recommend that the payment amount for each of the APCs be set at the same amount as CMS will pay for composite APCs 8005 and 8006. Alternatively, CMS could change the claims payment system logic for assigning CPT codes to composite APCs to ensure that if one of these new combination CPT codes is billed by a hospital outpatient department, the payment would be assigned to either composite APC 8005 or 8006, depending on whether contrast was used. Learn More

AHA Comments to CMS Re: Recovery Audit Contractors

December 20, 2010

AHA letter to CMS regarding CMS' proposed rule implementing provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act related to the Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor program. Learn More

AHA Comments to CMS Re: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2011 Payment Rates

December 17, 2010

AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) interim final rule on payment for certified-registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) services furnished in rural hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). Learn More

AHA to Rep. Levin Ref: Extending Several Tax Provision

December 14, 2010

AHA letter to Rep. Levin requesting his support in extending several tax provisionsthat have proven critical to hospital capital financing. Learn More

AHA Follow-up Letter to DOJ re: FCA investigations and kyphoplasty initiative

December 08, 2010

AHA letter to DOJ reiterating the need for greater oversight of the kyphoplasty initiative, for a public reaffirmation of the principles underlying the Holder Memo, and for the issuance of an update version of the Memo \(AHA proposed updates to the memo included\). Learn More

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