January 17, 2017
CMS Posts Lists of Services Subject to Global Surgery Data Collection Requirements
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted additional information about global surgery data collection requirements. Physicians and other healthcare providers in FL, KY, LA, NV, NJ, ND, OH, OR and RI will be required to submit information-only claims for services provided within the global period for specific procedures with a 10 or 90 day global period. CMS has posted background information and the list of codes for which this reporting will be required at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeeSched/Global-Surgery-Data-Collection-.html
Anesthesia codes are not impacted since the global concept is not applicable to anesthesia care. The list includes some codes of interest to pain medicine including:
62264 Epidural lysis on single day
63650 Implant neuroelectrodes
63685 Insrt/redo spine n generator
64555 Implant neuroelectrodes
64633 Destroy cerv/thor facet jnt
64635 Destroy lumb/sac facet jnt
64640 Injection treatment of nerve
This reporting requirement will become effective beginning July 1, 2017.
This list of services is a direct result of concerns offered by ASA in response to the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more about the improvements for physician anesthesiologists here.
The Payment and Practice Management column in the February 2017 edition of the ASA Monitor will address this requirement in more detail.