Ambulatory Payment Classification


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Am·bu·la·to·ry Pay·ment Clas·sif·i·ca·tion

(APC) (am'byū-lă-tōr-ē pā'mĕnt klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
In U.S. medical care, a system for grouping outpatient services provided by hospitals on the basis of similarity of costs and clinical indications; used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to set the rates at which it will reimburse hospitals for outpatient care.
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0 includes enhancements to Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) functionality.
OTCBB Symbol: OMCT) today announced that CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has established a new technology Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) for the company's BioScanIR(R) System for U.
Additionally, the Category III CPT Code 0182T: high dose rate electronic brachytherapy, per fraction, has been assigned a New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
The agency should consider setting payment for radioimmunotherapies on the basis of 106 percent of average sales price or a composite ambulatory payment classification that would reflect the entire costs of the radioimmunotherapy regimen.
WinStrat has enabled our organization to implement ambulatory payment classification (APC) reimbursement strategies, which has measurably improved our organization's financial situation," said Joanne Doss, data operations lead for NPN.
This comprehensive solution gathers information from multiple SoftMed applications including: Clinical Abstracting, a robust abstracting tool; APC Pro(R), which delivers an enterprise view of the ambulatory payment classification coding process; Care Planning Manager, which integrates case management, resource management, social services and discharge planning; Quality Manager, which helps facilities control quality management processes; Infection Control Manager, a tool to track and report infections; and ChartView(R), which enables document viewing from any location.
Specifically, Medicare indicated in their ruling that the unique CPT code associated with the placement of the LifeSite system (CPT 36566) will be assigned to a New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC 1564).
Wallner was the first and only member of ASTRO to sit on the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value System Update Committee (RUC) and the first ASTRO member to sit on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Ambulatory Payment Classification Advisory Committee providing recommendations on hospital outpatient reimbursement codes, levels of reimbursement for hospital-based technical services and new technology utilization.
20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is increasing reimbursement for the Intradiscal ELECTROTHERMAL(TM) (IDET) Annuloplasty procedure and placing it in a more appropriate Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
An increase in first quarter revenues of 314% over the same period in the prior year; - A collaboration with Nycomed Danmark A/S, a leading European pharmaceutical company, as the exclusive distributor of ANGIOMAX(R) (bivalirudin) in 35 countries; - An agreement with AstraZeneca PLC for the licensing, development and commercialization of clevidipine, an intravenous, short-acting calcium channel blocker to be developed in phase 3 by the Company for the short-term control of high blood pressure in the hospital setting; - Assignment of an Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) code by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for ANGIOMAX use in outpatient procedures; and - An approvable letter from the U.
PK), the pioneer in the development of surgical lasers and intense pulsed light devices, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification code for its Holmium Ablation Procedure for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate.
Laserscope , a pioneer in the development and commercialization of medical lasers and advanced fiber-optic devices, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified Laserscope that its application for assignment of Photo-Selective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP) to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) to a new technology Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) has been accepted.

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