Coding and Reimbursement

Home of ASE’s members-only resource for coding and reimbursement news and help. Full with up-to-the-minute news about coding that affects your practice and reimbursement rates, this exclusive area is a ‘must visit’ for any cardiovascular ultrasound practitioner.

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Resources:

Affordable Care Act “grace period

2014 Update: The Latest Changes to Cardiovascular Ultrasound Reimbursement and Its Impact to You Webinar and Q&A

Imaging ranks near bottom of Medicare spending growth drivers

Updated PFS Allowances 

The Official Website for OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payments Sunshine Act)

The AMA’s Toolkit for Physician Financial Transparency Reports (Sunshine Act)

Presentation on Health Insurance Exchanges

Presentation on Health Insurance Exchanges 

AMA HIPAA Toolkit for Compliance to the revised HIPAA rules Sept. 23, 2013

Important Dates for Successful Participation in PQRS 

2013 Private Payer Preauthorization Requirements 

The 2011 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program Experience Report is now available.

2013 Coding and Reimbursement Newsletter

2013 HOPPS and PFS Final Rules Released

Medicare RAC E&M Audits (9/21/12)

HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Until October 1, 2014 (8/27)

McKesson’s Open Letter on the Policy Change Pertaining to Inpatient Echo Interpretations Performed on the Same Day as an E/M Service

CMS Proposes 2.1% Hike For Hospital Outpatient Departments; Proposed Hospital Outpatient Rates for Echo Services Would Remain Stable in 2013

CMS Issues 2013 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Targeting Cardiovascular Imaging Services

CMS Releases HOPPS and PFS Proposed Rules

Prior Authorization for United Advantage and Railroad Plans

What You Need To Know About Echocardiography Report Documentation for Contrast Reimbursement

2012 Coding Newsletter

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Frequently Asked Questions on Coding and Reimbursement