CMS Reduces Payment Rate for Lithotripsy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reduced the payment for lithotripsy by approximately 20 percent due to an error in the November 2011 payment rate, according to an ASCA release.
ASCA reached out to CMS and has learned that Medicare contractors are not supposed to automatically reprocess previously paid claims. The ASCA asks providers to please note that the rate provided for CPT 50590 is the national rate and thus does not reflect local wage adjustments.
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INCORRECT Rate Released November 2011
CORRECTED Rate Released April 24, 2012 (Rates Retroactive to January 1, 2012)
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