Federal and state regulations prohibit offering "professional
courtesy testing"; therefore, we cannot honor requests
for this service.
HCFA topics relevant to our profession:
Since the interpretation and
enforcement of policies varies among insurance providers,
we urge all vascular laboratories to consult their own Medicare
insurance provider. A list of Medicare Part A and Part B carriers
may be obtained by contracting the HFCA website at www.hcfa.gov/medicare/incardir.htm.
Harbor Regulations and Preambles
IS NOW BACK TO GENERAL PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION. (We
can do ultrasounds without a doctor in the office area!)
Medicare Policy Notice
II (Published October 99)
providers to Medicare Patients
at the DRVT Current issues conference held July 7-8, 2000
ALL (ultrasound) procedures
must be either performed by, or under the direct supervision
of, persons that have demonstrated minimum entry level
competency by being credentialed in the specific type
of procedure being performed.
If not ... it could be viewed
as a "False Claim"
for details read LA
Medicare Newsletter. Speak to your local Medicare
field representative today!
- Final rule for physician
supervision of ultrasound studies were announced by Medicare
in August 2000.
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