Effective June 21, 2022, both the standard and expedited PAR coversheets are updated with new fields to improve the prior authorization request (PAR) process. The new fields include the facility fax number, the physician fax number, and a field relating to the implanted spinal neurostimulator.
Based on claims reviewed by the recovery audit contractor (RAC), First Coast has identified top denials for services within the category of vein ablation (codes 36475 and 36478) relating to endovenous radiofrequency ablation and laser treatment for lower extremity varicose veins. Common findings indicate that medical necessity and documentation requirements are often not supported within the medical records submitted.
How to bill for skin substitute coes A2001-A2010 Physicians and non-physician practitioners who perform procedure codes CPT 15271-15278 (application of skin substitute) may bill separately for skin substitute codes A2001-A2010.
First Coast would like to ensure providers performing biopsy services understand how to properly bill and code for these procedures. Recent data indicates improper billing so we want to provide clarification of top issues we identified.
Are your claims being impacted because you have multiple PTANs linked to a single NPI? This article provides guidance for improving the efficiency of the NPI selection and may assist Medicare Part B providers with billing COVID-19 related services.
Last year, we implemented new P.O. Box addresses for mailing correspondence to First Coast. Make sure you are mailing to our current addresses as we’re no longer forwarding mail received at the old addresses. Visit our website for the new addresses.
Are you sending hardcopy mail to submit your requests to First Coast? Avoid the wait. There are faster and easier ways to send your requests to us. Learn about the electronic options available for you.
The interest period begins on the day after payment is due and ends on the day of payment. The new rate of 1.625 percent is in effect January through June 2022. [Publication 100-04, Chapter 1, Section 80.2.2]
CMS has identified a claims processing issue that potentially impacts all Cohort 1 Primary Care First (PCF) participants that submitted claims for flat visit fee (FVF) eligible services processed between January 1, 2021, and February 3, 2021.
Effective for dates of service (DOS) on/after August 7, 2019, Medicare will pay claims from approved providers for administration of autologous T-cells expressing at least one CAR for the treatment for cancer using administration HCPCS code 0540T. [MM12177]
Most services billed to Medicare must reflect the exact date the service was performed for or provided to the patient. This article discusses situations where there have been questions from the provider community. [SE17023]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the 2019 deductibles, coinsurance, and premium rates for beneficiaries covered through the Medicare fee for service program. [MM11025]
Learn which modifier to use when you expect Medicare will deny a claim that does not meet medical necessity criteria and whether you have or do not have an advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) signed by the beneficiary.
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