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2008 OPPS Final Rule: Reporting of Echocardiography Imaging Procedures Performed With Contrast Agents–Update 5

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Craneware Insights Articles communicate important regulatory changes to Medicare Outpatient billing, Chargemaster (CDM) and coding compliance. Craneware analyzes Transmittals and bulletins from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other organizations such as Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and emails Insights Articles in a focused manner to alert customers to pertinent regulatory changes.

Regulatory News Topic


The 2008 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule was put on public display on November 1, 2007, and will be published in the November 27, 2007 issue of the Federal Register. The rule takes effect on January 1, 2008. This is the fifth in a series of articles that will summarize some of the coding and billing changes for 2008. This article summarizes the reporting requirements for echocardiography imaging procedures performed with contrast agents.

Date of Insight Article


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What you need to know and action needed


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