Just in case you missed this from last week. Almost all of the preventive services are now payable at the RHC all inclusive rate and not incident to as was CMS's position in 2014. This is great news for RHCs that provide preventive services.
For example the G0447 code for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity can generate up to approximately 21 to 22 visits per year and at $80 per visit that is around $1,700 per year in additional revenue per Medicare patient that qualifies. Provider-based RHCs with rates of $160 or so could see revenue in the $3,500 range and there is no co-pay or deductible for the patient.
Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director of the NARHC wrote this article about the change in the Winter NARHC newsletter. (Remember ):
The Winter issue of the NARHC newsletter had a lot of useful information in it, so why not share it all with you? The articles below provide a wealth of new information.
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