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Auxilary Aids & Services

For information about the availability of auxiliary aids and services, please visit: http://www.medicare.gov/about-us/nondiscrimination/nondiscrimination-notice.html

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Jurisdiction 11 Part B
What is excluded in the monthly capitation payment (MCP)?

  • Administration of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Surgical services, such as:
    • Temporary/permanent hemodialysis catheter placement
    • Temporary/permanent peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
    • Repair existing dialysis access
    • Placement of catheter for thrombolytic therapy
    • Thrombolytic therapy
    • Thrombectomy of clotted cannula
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Interpretation of tests that have a professional component, such as:
    • Electrocardiograms (EKGs, or ECGs) 
    • Echocardiograms
    • 24-hour blood pressure monitor
    • Biopsies
    • Spirometry and complete pulmonary function tests (PFTs)
  • Complete evaluation for renal transplant. Note: Assessment of whether the patient meets preliminary criteria as transplant candidate is included in MCP, but the complete evaluation is excluded from MCP.
  • Evaluation of potential living transplant donors
  • Training patients to perform home or self hemodialysis and various forms of self peritoneal dialysis
  • Non-renal related physician's services (may be furnished by the physician providing renal care or by another physician). Example: Medical management of diabetes mellitus unrelated to dialysis or furnished during a dialysis session may be submitted separately.
  • Covered physician services to hospital inpatients, including services related to inpatient dialysis, by a physician who elects not to continue to receive MCP during the period of inpatient stay. Physician receives a prorated MCP for that month.
  • All physician services prior to initiation of outpatient dialysis
  • Covered physician services furnished by another physician when the patient is not able to receive the outpatient services as usual (e.g., when the patient is traveling out of town)

 

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