AAHomecare joins in coding reform effort
WASHINGTON – Due to lack of oversight and industry input, AAHomecare believes the current CMS coding system does not accurately describe items and services covered and reimbursed. That’s why the association has signed on to a letter from the Alliance for HCPCS II Coding Reform asking for increased transparency and due process. At CMS’s request, the alliance has developed a list of recommendations for improving the process, including separating coding decisions and coverage policies; establishing an appeals process to independently review coding decisions; and improving the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) verification and revision processes. The alliance includes associations, manufacturers and medical groups that have come together to work with CMS to make improvements to coding.