CMS corrects list of ASC payable procedures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) failed to include three codes in the list of ASC payable procedures released Nov. 1, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). They are:

  • 0303T, Insertion or removal and replacement of intracardiac ischemia monitoring system including imaging supervision and interpretation when performed and intra-operative interrogation and programming when performed; electrode only.
  • 0307T, Removal of intracardiac ischemia monitoring device.
  • 0308T, Insertion of ocular telescope prosthesis including removal of crystalline lens. Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code C9732 (Insertion of ocular telescope prosthesis including removal of crystalline lens) was deleted June 30, 2012, and replaced with CPT code 0308T effective July 1, 2012.

CMS has updated the list to include these codes, and the ASCA has updated the 2013 Medicare Rate Calculator and the 2013 Separately Payable Procedures list to reflect this change. For more information, go to http://www.ascassociation.org/FederalRegulations/Medicare/Payments.