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    The RUC – Getting “Closer to the Truth” in Reimbursement for Physician Services/Procedures

    The RUC – Getting “Closer to the Truth” in Reimbursement for Physician Services/Procedures
  • Coding & Reimbursement Issues

    June 05, 2018

    ACC-SCAI Coding Recommendation

    Coding for resting percutaneous ventricular assist device (pVAD) repositioning without imaging guidance
    May 04, 2018

    SCAI Joins AMA Seeking Revisions to MIPS Reporting Period

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has joined with the American Medical Association and others to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality measure reporting period from a calendar year to a minimum of 90 consecutive days.
    April 04, 2018

    Issues of High Interest to SCAI members in MedPAC’s March Report to Congress

    On March 15, 2018, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its March 2018 Report to the Congress regarding Medicare payment policy. The report includes MedPAC’s recommendations for how Congress should update payment rates in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare for 2019.
    April 02, 2018

    SCAI’s “Eyes and Ears” on the Hill April 2nd

    Weekly Newsletter from Hart Health Strategies Hart Health Strategies newsletter for the week of April 2nd. Now you can also listen to our newsletter through our podcast, Health on the Hill. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes by clicking here, and you will receive new episodes as they are published. If you have an Android device without iTunes, you can listen to episodes on SoundCloud by clicking here.
    February 26, 2018

    The RUC – Getting “Closer to the Truth” in Reimbursement for Physician Services/Procedures

    The RUC – Getting “Closer to the Truth” in Reimbursement for Physician Services/Procedures
    February 22, 2018

    SCAI’s “Eyes and Ears” on the Hill

    Hart Health Strategies newsletter for the week of February 18th. Now you can also listen to our newsletter through our podcast, Health on the Hill. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes by clicking here, and you will receive new episodes as they are published. If you have an Android device without iTunes, you can listen to episodes on SoundCloud by clicking here.
    June 13, 2017

    SCAI Guidance to CMS on 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Issues of High Interest to Members

    On June 13, 3017, SCAI submitted comments to CMS [link to attached comment letter] regarding the 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule. SCAI expressed strong concern over CMS’s proposed 35% reduction to the DRG rate for percutaneous ventricular assist devices inpatient claims (MS-DRG 215), believed to be resulting due to the transition from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding system. SCAI also expressed support for physician owned hospitals, opposed the public release of inspection reports by accrediting organizations and spoke to working with CMS regarding the appropriate DRG assignment for new MI ICD-10 codes expected to be approved in October. SCAI will continue to monitor these issues of interest to SCAI members.
    February 07, 2017

    IPAP Repealed

    On February 7, 2018, the Senate announced a bipartisan budget bill that would provide long-term funding for the federal government. Included in the comprehensive package is language that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) — a controversial Medicare cost-cutting board that has drawn the ire of both parties.
    January 10, 2017

    The Power of SCAI Advocacy

    A new year brings forth new hopes to advance the interventional cardiology profession. Known for being quick and nimble in responding to potential outside threats, while consistently pushing forward an agenda aimed at expanding patient access and enhancing interventional cardiology procedures and services, 2017 proved to be a busy year for SCAI’s Advocacy Committee.
    November 17, 2016

    Access the Archived 2017 Coding & Reimbursement Webinar Now

    Access the Archived 2017 Coding & Reimbursement Webinar Now