Calculate the RBRVS payment for lumbar hemilaminectomy - discectomy (HCPCS/CPT code 63030) performed in each of the cities below using the physician fee schedule look up tool on the CMS Website to collect the necessary values. Use the 2015B fee schedule.
Deliverables: 1-2 pages, Word document, cite references.
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Which city has the highest rate? Explain.
Explain your experience using this tool and how it benefits the physician office or clinic.
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1) Go to this website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PFSlookup/index.html (Links to an external site.)
2) Click on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Look-up Tool
3) Scroll down to "start search"
4) Under search criteria:
select the fee schedule you want by year (see assignment)
enter HCPCS/CPT code
specify locality (city)
modifier - global
5) choose facility price for each city and compare