2018 Medicare Payment Guide for RT/Cardiopulmonary Services
Receive the most up-to-date Medicare payment information for respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary services with our indispensable book that clearly and concisely presents everything you need to ensure full payment and regulatory compliance in one convenient reference guide.
New for 2018
- Updated payment information, including bundled/packaged services
Features and Benefits
- Easy to navigate — starts with an overview of the hospital OPPS and 2018 update, followed by two sections:
- Procedures with their ambulatory payment classifications (APCs), status indicators and 2018 base payment amounts
- Key to status indicators at the bottom of every other page, guiding you through Medicare payment policies
- The perfect companion to our 2018 Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function book
2018 Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function
For 2018, we’ve combined two proven coding and billing resources into one convenient how-to guide. Now you get our Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function book integrated with our Coding Essentials for Sleep Studies book. You’ll save time. You’ll save money. And, above all, you’ll get answers you trust from leading experts.
Claims for respiratory therapy, pulmonary function testing and sleep studies are certain to come under tough scrutiny in 2018 — which is why you want to make sure your documentation, coding and billing meet all requirements. 2018 Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function covers spirometry, chest manipulation, smoking cessation, IPV, PEP therapy and many more services.
You also get accurate answers to difficult questions such as: How do you determine start and stop times for ventilation management? When multiple sequential treatments are required, how do you report inhalation therapy? Which procedures qualify as chest physiotherapy? And what are the billing parameters for ventilator weaning?
WEBCAST: 2018 Respiratory Therapy Reimbursement & Compliance Updates
In 2018, auditors will be taking a hard look at respiratory therapy/pulmonary function testing claims, looking for incorrect coding and missing documentation. You can bet they’ll be targeting common areas of noncompliance, such as the improper billing of preventive services and inhalation therapy. And you can expect widespread payment denials and recoupments. Take action to reduce your risks and protect your revenue stream in 2018 by attending this popular webcast.