Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another Medicare Billing Blunder

Yes folks, doctors' Medicare payments are in the best of hands:
If your heart skipped a beat when you saw that January’s Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits bundled catheter ablations with electrophysiology (EP) studies, you weren’t alone.

Good news: CMS has decided to delete the edits retroactively because their addition was a mistake, according to the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).

Snag: The deletion won’t happen until April 1.
Interesting that Uncle Sam can charge interest to you if you don't pay your taxes on time, but we can't charge Uncle Sam interest when we don't receive our payments on time.


1 comment:

Leigh Ann Otte said...

Oh, man, how frustrating.

I'm listing some noteworthy posts on my blog tomorrow, by the way, and will be linking to one of yours.