Effective January 1, 2020, with an implementation date of January 6, 2020, the Annual Update of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Update takes effect.
The Centers for Medicare (CMS) Change Request (CR) 11441 changes HCPCS codes and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) designations used to revise Medicare’s Common Working File (CWF) edits. These to allow Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to make appropriate payments in accordance with the policy for Skilled Nursing Facilities. SNF Consolidated Billing (CB) in Chapter 6, Section 110.4.1 and Chapter 6, Section 20.6 in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual
The official instruction, CR11441, issued to your MAC regarding this change is available on the CMS web site.
There are several other changes required of SNFs in 2020 which will be covered in subsequent posts.