Month: November 2020

ASIPP Comments on Proposed Facet Joint Injection LCDs that Risk Patient Access

November 6, 2020 ASIPP this week sent seven comment letters to the following insurance providers regarding proposed rules that would hinder access of facet joint injections to patients. Click on the links below to read each letter. CGS Administrators, LLC  First Coast Service Options, Inc. National Government Services Novitas Solutions, Inc. Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC …

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Payment Rules For Interventional Pain Physicians In Office, ASC, And HOPD Settings

CMS has released the 2021 proposed payment rule for ASCs and HOPDs today. Overall, ASCs received inflation update factor of 3% similar to HOPDs, whereas conversion factor remains $48.984 for ASCs compared to $83.697 for HOPD.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-17086.pdf Multiple codes have been added; however, none of these are related to interventional pain management. This rule published …

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