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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services Handbook : 5. Ambulatory Surgical Center and Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Center : 5.4 Claims Filing and Reimbursement : 5.4.2 Reimbursement

Reimbursement of ASC and HASC procedures is based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)‑approved Ambulatory Surgical Code Groupings (1 through 9 per CM S and Group 10 per HHSC) payment schedule. Reimbursement is limited to the lesser of the amount reimbursed to an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) for similar services, the hospital’s actual charge, or the allowable cost determined by HHSC. When multiple surgical procedures are performed on the same day, only the procedure with the highest surgical code grouping is reimbursed. A complete list of approved ASC and HASC procedure codes with the assigned payment group can be found on the TMHP website at Click on Fee Schedules. This list can also be obtained by calling the TMHP Contact Center at 1‑800‑925-9126.
Claims for physician and CRNA services performed in an ASC or HASC must be submitted under the physician or CRNA provider identifier and are reimbursed separately.

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