There are three updates that Medicare has recently posted that Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other clinicians (and their billing staff) will want to be aware of.
1. Summary of Policies in the CY 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Telehealth Originating Site Facility Fee Payment Amount – http://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM7264.pdf
2. Emergency Update to the CY 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Database- http://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM7300.pdf
3. Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Billing Guide – http://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1039.pdf
4. HCPCS Quarterly Update: http://www.cms.gov/HCPCSReleaseCodeSets/02_HCPCS_Quarterly_Update.asp