CMS adds 32 codes, cuts 10 from ASC list

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the Medicare list of procedures approved to be performed in ambulatory surgery centers, according to the Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association.

CMS is adding 32 codes and deleting 10. These changes are based on revisions from the American Medical Association to the 2006 Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes. They were effective Jan. 1, 2006.

To view a copy of the transmittal, go to: www.fasa.org/october21cmstransmittal.pdf.