Spring 2019 Trivia

Q1. A group of bipartisan lawmakers recently reintroduced what piece of legislation that is also known as the Medicare loophole bill?

A) Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act
B) Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act
C) Gastroenterology Self-Referral Law”
D) Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act

Q2. Cataract surgery was the most frequently provided ASC service in 2016, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Three GI procedures rounded out the top four. Which of the following was not one of those GI procedures?

A) Upper GI endoscopy, biopsy
B) Colonoscopy and biopsy
C) Diagnostic colonoscopy
D) Lesion removal colonoscopy (snare technique)

Q3. What was the first year that the two GI/endoscopy-specific quality measures used by CMS in the ASC Quality ProgramASC–9: Endoscopy/polyp surveillance: Appropriate follow-up interval for normal colonoscopy in average-risk patients and ASC–10: Endoscopy/polyp surveillance: Colonoscopy interval for patients with a history of adenomatous polyps–avoid inappropriate usewere used for payment determination and status?

A) 2014
B) 2015
C) 2016
D) 2017

Q4. How much is the national Medicare rate without sequester for screening colonoscopy?

A) $337
B) $383
C) $422
D) $475

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The answers are:

Q1. A group of bipartisan lawmakers recently reintroduced what piece of legislation also known as the Medicare loophole bill?

D) Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act

Q2. Cataract surgery was the most frequently provided ASC service in 2016, according to MedPAC. Three GI procedures rounded out of the top four. Which of the following was not one of those GI procedures?

C) Diagnostic colonoscopy

Q3. What was the first year that the two GI/endoscopy-specific quality measures used by CMS in the ASC Quality Program—ASC–9: Endoscopy/polyp surveillance: Appropriate follow-up interval for normal colonoscopy in average-risk patients and ASC–10: Endoscopy/polyp surveillance: Colonoscopy interval for patients with a history of adenomatous polyps–avoid inappropriate use—were used for payment determination and status?

C) 2016

Q4. How much is the national Medicare rate without sequester for screening colonoscopy?

B) $383. HOPDs, on the other hand, are paid $744.


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