Cardiology Question for the Week of April 22, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


Does Medicare pay for adenosine (J0153)?


Medicare does pay for adenosine when billed by physician offices and non-hospital imaging centers. The current payment is $0.73 per mg. However, for hospitals billing under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), stress agents such as adenosine are packaged and not paid separately.

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