Medicare's Reimbursement Reduction for Nerve Conduction Studies: Effect on Use and Payments.

@article{Callaghan2016MedicaresRR,
  title={Medicare's Reimbursement Reduction for Nerve Conduction Studies: Effect on Use and Payments.},
  author={Brian C Callaghan and James F. Burke and Lesli E. Skolarus and Ryan D Jacobson and Lindsey B De Lott and Kevin Kerber},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={176 5},
  pages={697-9}
}
HEALTH CARE REFORM Medicare’s Reimbursement Reduction for Nerve Conduction Studies: Effect on Use and Payments To decrease health care costs, Medicare sought to identify overvalued Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, including those with rapid volume growth, those submitted multiple times, or those submitted in conjunction with other codes.1 The codes for nerve conduction studies (NCS) met all 3 criteria.2 Electromyography (EMG) should typically be performed with NCS.3 Furthermore, EMG… CONTINUE READING
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