AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 1 (January)

Hospital Use of CPT Codes for Medicare Program (January 2002)

January 2002 pages 4-6 Coding Update Hospital Use of CPT Codes for Medicare Program The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (formerly HCFA) announced its new Medicare payment system for hospital outpatient services, with implementation effective for claims with dates of service on or after July 1, 2000. The provisions for provider-based facilities owned by hospitals, including physician office practices, was effective six months from the April 7, 2000, publication date. Section 1833 (t) of the Social Security Act (the Act) as added to the Act by §4523 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, authorized CMS to...

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