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  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    As a part of the 2018 ASE Scientific Sessions , there will be a Value of Echo Summit on Monday, June 25 th (with two sessions, The Quality Echo Lab, and Transitioning from Fee for Service to Value-Based Reimbursement from 8:00 AM - 11:45 PM). We will focus on key strategies to ensure a high performing ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    In today’s environment with declining reimbursement, increased scrutiny and punitive policies coding accurately is more essential than ever. ASE is committing to providing members with information go make this easier. Please take minute to look over the 2018 ASE Coding Newsletter , and feel free share ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    Last year ASE worked on the RUC review of primary echocardiography CPT code 93306, (and the rest of the transthoracic echo family of codes) as a result of the 2015 MPFS proposed rule. CMS identified two TTE codes (93306 and 93351) as “Potentially Misvalued Codes” as determined through a High Expenditure ...

  • Posted in: ASE Open Forum

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rules for the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) contained a mixed bag for echocardiography, with both good and concerning recommendations. In the PFS, CMS addressed transthoracic ...