December 10, 2013 — American Shared Hospital Services, a provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted its final Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment rates for calendar year 2014.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, CMS Gamma Knife delivery code reimbursement will be increased to $3,592 from the previous rate of $3,301, a 9 percent increase. It is estimated that including ancillary services and outlier adjustments, if applicable, Gamma Knife centers can receive Medicare reimbursement of up to around $9,000 per treatment under the recently announced CMS rates.
CMS’s 2014 proton therapy delivery code rates per daily session are $872 ($1,137 in 2013) for a simple treatment and $1,205 ($682 in 2013) for an intermediate or complex treatment.
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