Facility and Physician Payment Rates
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Bard Access Systems, Inc.
Bard Medical Division
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Mandatory Payment Reductions in the Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) Program “Sequestration”:
Medicare FFS claims with dates of service or dates of discharge on or after April 1, 2013, will incur a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payment. The claims payment adjustment shall be applied to all claims after determining coinsurance, any applicable deductible, and any applicable Medicare Secondary Payment adjustments.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 42 CFR Parts 416, 419, 476, 478, 480, and 495; [CMS–1589–FC], RIN 0938–AR10; Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Electronic Reporting Pilot; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Quality Reporting Program; Revision to Quality Improvement Organization Regulations; Federql Register, Vol. 77 Thursday, No. 221 November 15, 2012
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 42 CFR Parts 410, 414, 415, 421, 423, 425, 486, and 495, [CMS–1590–FC], RIN 0938–AR11; Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013; Federal Register, Vol. 77 Friday, No. 222, November 16, 2012, Book 2 of 2 Books, Pages 68891–69380, Part II
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 424, and 476, [CMS-1588-F], RIN 0938-AR12; Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates; Hospitals' Resident Caps for Graduate Medical Education Payment Purposes; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers and for Ambulatory Surgical Centers; Federal Register / Vol. 77 , No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2012 / Rules and Regulations
C. R. Bard, Inc. does not guarantee that use of any of the codes noted above will ensure coverage or payment at any particular level. Medicare payment can vary in different sections of the country. Coding and payment can also vary for insurers other than Medicare. Physicians and hospitals should confirm with a particular payor or coding authority, such as the American Medical Association or medical specialty society, which codes or combinations of codes are appropriate for a particular procedure or combination procedures. Reimbursement for a product or procedure can vary depending upon the setting in which the product is used. Coverage and payment policies also change over time, so that information provided here may at some point need to be revised.