Updates

RBRVS EZ-Fees Update Instructions:

Note 1:   Updating will delete all user defined fee information (S1-S5, Freq1-Freq5 and tags).  If you wish to save this information simply backup your tables using File-Backup.  After updating select File-Restore to retrieve.

  1. Exit out of RBRVS EZ-Fees 2018.
  2. Download the most recent update zip file below to the application folder. The 2018 default location is C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2018.
  3. Unzip the update file to the same application folder. When prompted overwrite the existing files (rbrvs.mdb, rbrvs18.exe, oppscap.xls).
  4. Restart RBRVS EZ-Fees 2018 from the icon on your desktop. You should see your user name and keycode pre-filled in the Enter Keycode screen. If these fields are not pre-filled you probably unzipped the files in step 3 to the wrong location/path. If so, redo step 3 and confirm that you are unzipping to the application folder C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2018

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2018 Updates

rbrvs_2018_update7.0.zip 10.2.18

Summary of Changes in 6.0:

Updated RBRVS  Table – October

Updated J-CODE Table – October

Updated LAB Table – October Revised July Release

Update NCCI Table – October

Updated ASC  Table – October

  

rbrvs_2018_update6.0.zip 6.26.18

Summary of Changes in 6.0:

Updated RBRVS  Table – July

Updated DMEPOS Table – July

Updated J-CODE Table – July

Updated LAB Table – April (Q2 Revised)

Update NCCI Table – July

 

 

rbrvs_2018_update5.0.zip 5.4.18

Summary of Changes in 5.0:

Updated ASC  Table – CMS-1678-CN (Correction Notice)

 

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2018 Updates  

rbrvs_2018_update4.0.zip 3.31.18

Summary of Changes in 4.0:

Updated RBRVS  Table – April

Updated DMEPOS Table – April

Updated J-CODE Table – April

 

rbrvs_2018_update3.0.zip 3.5.18

Summary of Changes in 3.0:

Updated RBRVS  Table

2/9/18 Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 which granted a two year extension of the Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCI) floor through December 31, 2019.  This Act raises the Work Index to a minimum floor of 1.0 for 52 localities and will cause any fee schedule for any service in these localities to increase.  As per Section 50201 of this Act changes to the Work (GPCI)  are effective retroactive to 1/1/2018.

2/9/18 Provides updates for mammography codes (77065, 77066, 77067 ) based on CMS Change Request (CR) Number: 10181

For claims with dates of service January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, report HCPCS codes G0202, G0204, and G0206. For claims with dates of service on or after January 1, 2018, report CPT codes 77067, 77066, and 77065 respectively.

rbrvs_2018_update1.1.zip 1.9.18  Provides Gap Table that was delayed in first release 1.0.  If you do not have the optional Gap License there are no changes to any other tables and you should not update at this time.

 

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2017 Updates  

rbrvs_2017_update5.0.zip 9.25.17

4th Quarter October 2017 update. New RBRVS, J Codes, NCCI and DMEPOS tables

rbrvs_2017_update4.0.zip 6.30.17

3rd Quarter July 2017 update. New RBRVS, J Codes, NCCI and DMEPOS tables

rbrvs_2017_update3.0.zip  3.24.17

2nd Quarter April 2017  update. New RBRVS, J Codes, NCCI and DMEPOS tables

rbrvs_2017_update2.0.zip  1.15.17

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016 Updates  

The 4th Quarter Update of RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016 (Version 12.0) includes October updates for RBRVS, RBRVS OPPS, J Codes, NCCI and DME tables is available.  The CF remains $35.8043.  All 2016 RBRVS EZ-Fee users require this update. This is considered the final update for 2016.

rbrvs_2016_update12.0.zip  12.7.16

2016 RBRVS EZ-Fees Update Instructions:

Note1:   Updating will delete all user defined fee information (S1-S5, Freq1-Freq5 and tags).  If you wish to save this information simply backup your tables to an Excel Spreadsheet using File-Backup.  After updating select File-Restore to retrieve.

  1. Exit out of RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016.
  2. Download the update zip file above to the application folder. The 2016 default location is C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016.
  3. Unzip the update file to the same application folder. When prompted overwrite the existing files (rbrvs.mdb, rbrvs16.exe, export.mdb, export.xls, refer.chm, refer.exe, help.exe, OPPSCAP.xls, and ezfees.chm).
  4. Restart RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016 from the icon on your desktop. You should see your user name and keycode pre-filled in the Enter Keycode screen. If these fields are not pre-filled you probably unzipped the files in step 3 to the wrong location/path. If so, redo step 3 and confirm that you are unzipping to the application folder C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016

 

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2015 Updates

rbrvs_2015_update6.1.0.zip  10.20.15

6.1.0 Provides Updated Oct RBRVS, DMEPOS & J Code Tables; CF is still $35.9335

Note: 6.0.0 was released on 10.5.15 but did not contain revised CR 9266 information in 6.1.0 (10.20.15): 

Changes included in update 6.1.15 (October Revised) are effective for dates of service on and after January 1 (unless otherwise stated). The key change is to the Malpractice Relative Value Units (RVU) of the following CPT/HCPCS codes: 33471, 33606, 33611, 33619, 33676, 33677, 33692, 33737, 33755, 33762, 33764, 33768, 33770, 33771, 33775, 33776, 33777, 33778, 33779, 33780, 33781, 33783, 33786, 33803, 33813, 33822, 33840, and 33851; and the Work RVUs for G0105 and G0121. The RVU changes for these codes are retroactive to January 1, 2015. In addition, effective January 1, 2015, codes 76641, 76641-TC, 76641-26, 76642, 76642-TC, 76642-26, 95866, 95866-TC, and 95866-26 have a revised bilateral surgery indicator = 3.Also, effective October 1, 2015, CPT/HCPCS code Q9979 is assigned a procedure status indicator of E (Excluded from the PFS by regulation. These codes are for items and services that CMS has excluded from the PFS by regulation. No payment may be made under the PFS for these codes and generally, no RVUs are shown.) 

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2015 Update Instructions:

Note1:   Updating will delete all user defined fee information (S1-S5, Freq1-Freq5 and tags).  If you wish to save this information simply backup your tables to an Excel Spreadsheet using File-Backup.  After updating select File-Restore to retrieve.

  1. 1. Exit out of RBRVS EZ-Fees 2015.
  2. 2. Download the update zip file above to the application folder. The 2015 default location is C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2015.
  3. 3. Unzip the update file to the same application folder. When prompted overwrite the existing files (rbrvs.mdb, and rbrvs15.exe).
  4. 4. Restart RBRVS EZ-Fees 2015 from the icon on your desktop. You should see your user name and keycode pre-filled in the Enter Keycode screen. If these fields are not pre-filled you probably unzipped the files in step 3 to the wrong location. If so, redo step 3 and confirm that you are unzipping to the application folder C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2015

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2014 Updates

rbrvs_2014_update6.0.0.zip  9.29.14

6.0.0 Provides Revised RBRVS & J Code, DMEPOS & LAB Oct 2014 

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2013 Updates

rbrvs_2013_update4.0.0.zip   10.4.13

4.0.0 Provides the October RBRVS Table CR8386, July J Code Table. 

RBRVS October 2013 Key Changes:

Medicare contractors add HCPCS code G9187 (BPCI Home Visit) to their systems with an effective date of October 1, 2013; and The effective date of HCPCS code G0460 (Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)for Chronic Non-Healing Wounds) is adjusted to be August 2, 2012.

Note: Any Medicare’s Advantage Plan payments to plan-non-participating providers Medicare would be subject to the -2% reduction as long as they participate in traditional Part B Medicare

Question: Does the 2% payment reduction under sequestration apply to the payment rates reflected in Medicare fee-for-service fee schedules or does it only apply to the final payment amounts?

Answer: Payment adjustments required under sequestration are applied to all claims after determining the Medicare payment including application of the current fee schedule, coinsurance, any applicable deductible, and any applicable Medicare Secondary Payment adjustments. All fee schedules, Pricers, etc., are unchanged by sequestration; it’s only the final payment amount that is reduced.

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2012 Updates

rbrvs_2012_update7.0.0.zip   10.18.12

7.0.0 Provides updated (October 2012) RBRVS unit values and fees, updated (October 2012) J Codes and the revised January LAB table. Required for all users. Includes all prior updates from 2012 Versions. 

Additional Files / Downloads 

The RBRVS EZ-Fees DEMO can be downloaded using the following link. Save the file rbrvs_demo.exe to a temp folder. When prompted select DEMO.

www.rbrvs.net/dl/is/rbrvs_demo.exe (full install)