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ATS Coding & Billing Quarterly

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The ATS Coding & Billing Quarterly newsletter summarizes key information on coding, billing, documentation and regulation policy changes that are relevant to clinicians in respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine. The quarterly publication, which is mailed to ATS members who practice in the U.S., covers issues such as new CPT and ICD-9-CM codes, changing CPT and ICD-9-CM nomenclature and numbering, regulatory policies and Medicare coverage of pulmonary patients.

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2017

  • January
    • CMS Reimbursement for Moderate Sedation Services
    • MIPS
    • MACRA and Advanced Alternative Payment Models
    • ICD-10-CM Codes for 2017
    • CMS Reimbursement for Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Q&As - Moderate Sedation

2016

  • October
    • ATS Requests Revised ICD-10-C M codes for Pulmonary Hypertension
    • 2017 MACRA final rule
    • New Codes for Smoking Cessation
    • EBUS Coding
    • Revised COPD/Bronchodilator Quality Measure
    • Forthcoming RUC survey, Unattended Sleep studies
    • Q&As - Pulmonary Stress Test
  • June
    • CMS proposed MACRA rule
    • Appropriate use of EBUS codes
    • Physician Administered Drugs
    • Q&As - Time values for CPT codes and NPP billing
  • February
    • New Codes (and confusion) on for Medicare Lung Cancer Screening benefit
    • New Advanced Care Planning Codes
    • 2016 Medicare Physician Payment Rule
    • 2016 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Rule
    • Revised EBUS Code
    • Revised "Incident to Service" rule

2015

  • September
    • CMS proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Rule CMS proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule
    • ICD-10 Coding for Interstitial Lung Diseases
    • ICD-10 Webinars
    • Q&As on Critical Care time outside the unit and ICD-10 leniency provisions
  • May
    • SGR Repeal Legislation
    • ICD-10 Transition:  Pediatric Pulmonary Codes
    • Medicare Lung Cancer Screening
    • Q&A - Critical Care billing
    • Q&A - Lung Cancer Screening coverage
  • February
    • Low Dose (LDCT) Lung Cancer Screening Coverage – Implications for the Practitioner
    • 2015 Brings New Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)/Extracorporeal Life Support )ECLS) Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes
Last Reviewed: March 2017