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Understand the 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed linking payment for over 200 services to hospital outpatient rates as part of its "misvalued code" initiative. If finalized as proposed, it will reduce the technical component (TC) and global payment of 40 pathology services billed for non-hospital patients by as little as 4% and as much as 80% depending on the services
Self-Referral: GAO Study & Legislation
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) documenting millions of dollars in wasteful health care spending by physicians who self-refer anatomic pathology services, and CAP called on Congress to take immediate action outlawing this business practice.
CAP Clarifies IHC Billing Policies for CPT, Medicare
Pathologists are facing new challenges billing immunohistochemistry (IHC) services for both government and commercial payers. To promote further understanding of new policies under the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CAP continues to provide education on these changes to its members.
Virginia Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Anti-Markup Bill
Legislation to protect patients from inflated medical bills for pathology services has unanimously passed the Virginia legislature with the support of the CAP and the Virginia Society of Pathologists.
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