Updates

2017 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 to an Excel Spreadsheet using File-Backup.  After updating select File-Restore to retrieve.

  1. Exit out of RBRVS EZ-Fees 2017.
  2. Download the most recent update zip file below to the application folder. The 2017 default location is C:\RBRVS EZ-Fees 2017.
  3. Unzip the update file to the same application folder. When prompted overwrite the existing files (rbrvs.mdb, rbrvs17.exe).
  4. Restart RBRVS EZ-Fees 2017 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 2017

rbrvs_2017_update3.0.zip  3.24.17

2nd Quarter Apri2017 l update. New RBRVS, J Code NCCI and DMEPOS tables

rbrvs_2017_update2.0.zip  1.15.17

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2016 Updates   –  Page Last Updated 12.7.16

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_2015_update5.0.0.zip  7.6.15

5.0.0 Provides Updated July RBRVS, DMEPOS & J Code Tables; CF is now $35.9335

rbrvs_2015_update4.0.0.zip  4.21.15

4.0.0 Provides Updated April RBRVS & J Code Tables; CF is still $35.7547

rbrvs_2015_update3.0.1.zip  3.2.15

3.0.0 Provides Revised ASC Table  

In CY2015, where the CY 2015 ASC wage index value with the CY 2015 CBSAs is lower than the CY 2014 CBSA values, CMS calculates, or blends, the CY 2015 ASC wage index adjusted payment rates such that it will equal 50 percent of the ASC wage index based on the CY 2014 CBSA value and 50 percent of the ASC wage index based on the new CY 2015 CBSA value. The blending of these specific wage index values will mitigate any short-term instability to ASC payments. CY2015 CBSAs with wage index values that are higher than the CY2014 are not transitioned or blended and reflect the full higher wage index value. Required for Pro and Pro Plus users.

rbrvs_2015_update2.0.0.zip  1.1.15

2.0.0 Provides Revised RBRVS & LAB January 1 2015 

Update 2.0 is a critical update and contains the CMS ‘technical fix” which was released on 12/30/14 with CF = 35.7547, new RVUs, OPPS limits. Required for all users.

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_2014_update5.0.0.zip  7.30.14

5.0.0 Provides the Revised RBRVS & J Code July 2014 

rbrvs_2014_update4.0.0.zip  4.14.14

4.0.0 Provides the Revised RBRVS, J Code & DMEPOS tables April 2014 

rbrvs_2014_update3.0.0.zip

3.0.0 Provides the Revised ASC 2014 table 1.2.14 

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_2013_update3.0.0.zip  7.16.13

rbrvs_2013_update2.1.0.zip   4.3.13

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2012 Updates

2.1.0 Provides the April RBRVS Table CR8169, April J Code Table CR and April DMEPOS CR8204. 

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. 

rbrvs_2012_update6.1.0.zip   7.31.12

6.1.0 Provides updated (July 2012) RBRVS unit values and fees and updated (April 2012) J Codes and Fees and updated DMEPOS table CR 7822. Required for all users. Includes all prior updates from 2012 Versions. Note: Version 6.0.0 which was released on 7/13/2012 was missing many codes in the DMEPOS table and corrected with Version 6.1.0.  

rbrvs_2012_update5.0.0.zip   3.27.12

5.0.0 Provides updated (March 2012) RBRVS unit values and fees and updated (April 2012) J Codes and Fees . Required for all users. Includes all updates from prior 2012 Versions. 

rbrvs_2012_update3.0.0.zip   1.5.12

3.0.0 Provides January 2012 “Doc Fix” update for 1/1/2012 – 2/29/12 CF 34.0376 and new GPCI with minimum 1.0 Work GPCI. Required for all users and all prior 2012 versions. 

rbrvs_2012_update2.0.0.zip   12.20.11

2.0.0 Provides January 2012 Lab Table update. Does not affect 1st Release (December 2011) RBRVS table using CF 24.6712.

RBRVS EZ-Fees 2011 Updates

For RBRVS EZ-Fees 2011 Vista and Windows 7 Users Read First 

rbrvs_2011_update4.0.0.zip

4.0.0 Provides October updates to RBRVS & JCodes .

rbrvs_2011_update3.0.0.zip

3.0.0 Provides July updates to RBRVS, LAB, JCodes & DMEPOS. 

rbrvs_2011_update2.0.0.zip

2.0.0 Provides April updates to RBRVS, LAB, JCodes and Gap Codes. 

rbrvs_2011_update1.1.0.zip   Only GAP users need this update. 

1.1.0 Removes GAP RVUs for codes 66174 & 66175. These two new 2011 CPT codes are priced with RVUs provided by CMS and should not have been in the GAP (status “g”) record set.

To confirm your version select Help-About

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)