tci Part B Insider - 2013 Issue 5

Part B Coding Coach: Master Diagnostic Test Supervision, Easy as 1-2-3

Know where to go to untangle Medicare’s layers of definitions and numerical indicators. For diagnostic imaging services, a freestanding oncology/hematology center can use physician supervision information in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) to ensure you stay compliant. Just follow these three hints. 1. Concentrate on the Technical Component This article’s focus is Medicare’s physician supervision requirements for the technical component of diagnostic tests provided to beneficiaries who aren’t inpatients. As a result, one of the building blocks of supervision compliance is understanding the difference between the technical component and the professional component of a...

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