January 23, 2014
As of mid-January CMS has released a new file containing updated Anesthesia conversion factors for the several states. Click here to see if your state is affected.
All of our Flash Code 2014 Q1 installers have been updated to include the new conversion factors for our Anesthesia product. A patch for this file has been posted on our Downloads page.
January 3, 2014 Happy New Year!
All versions of Flash Code contain the 2014 Q1 updates, including Medicare’s “doc fix” as posted by CMS on 12/30/2013.
The Pathway for the SGR Reform Act of 2013 prevented the scheduled 20.1% cut in physician pay and has provided a “doc fix” for three months, setting the conversion factor to $35.8228 through March 31, 2014.
In addition to the “doc fix”, the update includes:
The new CPT and HCPCS codes
NCCI unbundling edits
NCD & LCD medical necessity edits
DME, LAB, PEN, and Medicare Part B Drug fees
The 2014 budget was signed by the House and Senate in the week ending 12/20/2013.
It was then passed to the President who signed it into law on 12/26/2013.
CMS posted the updated RBRVS files on 12/30/2013.
Our Flash Code team - comprised of customer support, coding, data and IT specialists worked diligently and quickly to test and implement the updated 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule so that our customers would have acces to up-to-date information at the start of the new coding year.
Online users saw the updated changes after midnight on Jan 1st
All CDs and desktop downloads were shipped/posted by Jan 3rd
Our goal is to provide the best support and service to each of our customers.
If you have any questions regarding the update, please contact Stephanie Standfill at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 5th, 2012 - On Tuesday, January 3rd, CMS posted the updated RBRVS fee table that was signed into law on December 23rd, 2011. This fee table contains a 60 day "fix" that stops the 27% pay reduction for medicare Part B provider services.
This fee table has been incorporated into all applicable versions of desktop Flash Code (PROVIDER and Anesthesia) and we anticipate all shipments will be sent by Tuesday, January 10th. Web product will be updated on or before Sunday, January 8th.
For desktop users who need access to the 2012 CPT and HCPS codes immediately, please go to the Downloads
page where the 2012 Q1 installers are now available.
December 30th, 2011 - We will be shipping the desktop version of Flash Code 2012 Q1 as soon as CMS releases the updated RBRVS fee table that was signed into law on December 23rd, 2011. This fee table contains a 60 day "fix" that averts the 27% pay reduction for medicare Part B provider services.
This affects Flash Code DESKTOP PROVIDER and ANESTHESIA product users only. (PAYER product has already shipped).
If you need to access the new CPT and HCPCS codes, please LOGIN to our online website using the following:
Access will be available until one week after all affected desktop subscriber product has been shipped.
April 1st, 2011 - Flash Code web now contains the Medicare Part B Drug code fees. These fees are released quarterly by CMS and apply Nationally. Examples include: 90655 Flu vaccine $14.86.
J0152 Adenosine Injection $91.73
Q3025 Interferon beta 1-a IM $224.99
March 31st, 2011 - The desktop version of Flash Code for 2011 Q2, with codes, fees, and compliance regulations are available for immediate download
December 30th, 2010 - The desktop version of Flash Code for 2011 Q1, with codes, fees, and compliance regulations are available for immediate download
December 9th, 2010 - The House and Senate have passed a medicare pay fix
that eliminates the pending 25% pay cut through calendar year 2011.
December 2nd, 2010 - The House also passes one month Medicare Pay Fix, the Physician Payment and Therapy Relief Act of 2010 (H.R. 5712) which is signed into law
by the President.
November 19th, 2010 - Senate Passes one month Medicare Pay Fix.
Next step is House action, expected after the Thanksgiving recess.