Independence's updated reimbursement position for outpatient facility providers is now in effect for multiple procedure payment reductions (MPPR) applied to certain diagnostic services.
This update does not affect:
- Independence Administrators*
- outpatient facilities that are reimbursed using the ambulatory payment classifications methodology
MPPR guidelines apply to the following for facility providers:
Procedures with highest allowance
Each subsequent procedure
Visit our Medical and Claim Payment Policy Portal to review Independence Claim Payment Policy #00.01.60f: Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction on Certain Diagnostic Services.
Refer to Attachment A of this policy document to see the list of relevant CPT® codes for multiple reduction diagnostic services.
*Due to system limitations, this update cannot be made for Independence Administrators at this time. Once this has been corrected, it will be implemented for Independence Administrators and a notice will be published.
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