College of American Pathologists
CAP Committees & Leadership CAP Calendar of Events Estore CAP Media Center CAP Foundation
 
About CAP    Career Center    Contact Us      
Search: Search
  [Advanced Search]  
 
CAP Home CAP Advocacy CAP Reference Resources and Publications CAP Education Programs CAP Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement CAP Members
CAP Home > CAP Reference Resources and Publications > CAP TODAY > CAP Today Archive 2003 > Pap test computer error
Printable Version

  Sidebar

title
 

cap today

Pap test computer error

February 2003

Back to Feature Story

The CAP has learned that the 129 percent increase in the Medicare Pap test interpretation relative value published in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' 2003 physician fee schedule final rule resulted from a computer error.

The new value of 1.42 will revert to the 2002 value of 0.62 this spring, when the agency issues its first quarterly update to the fee schedule. When fee schedule errors have been corrected previously, CMS has made no attempt to recoup higher payments made erroneously and has reprocessed only those claims brought to its attention by health care providers. Absent congressional action, the 2003 relative values begin March 1 for claims processed on or after that date, regardless of the date of service.

   
 

 

 

   
 
 © 2014 College of American Pathologists. All rights reserved. | Terms and Conditions | CAP ConnectFollow Us on FacebookFollow Us on LinkedInFollow Us on TwitterFollow Us on YouTubeFollow Us on FlickrSubscribe to a CAP RSS Feed