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Modified: 7/20/2017
This edition includes an announcement of the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which resulted in 412 charged defendants.
Modified: 7/14/2017
This special edition eNews releases information regarding the 2018 proposed policy and payment rates changes for hospital outpatient, ambulatory surgical center, and physician fee schedule payment systems.
Modified: 7/13/2017
This edition includes information regarding changes you will need to consider with the distribution of new Medicare cards, which will contain the new Medicare number April 2018.
Modified: 7/6/2017
This edition includes information regarding new resources to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the merit-based incentive payment system. Also, included is information regarding the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) quality incentive program (QIP) payment year 2018 preview period, which will begin July 17.
Modified: 6/29/2017
This edition includes resources available to assist with coding of evaluation and management services, which has historically shown to be incorrectly coded. Also, don’t forget to register for the July 5 Quality Payment Program listening session.
Modified: 6/22/2017
This edition includes information on the benefit of the Quality Payment Program proposed rule, which aims to simplify reporting requirements and offer support for doctors and clinicians in 2018.
Modified: 6/15/2017
This edition includes information regarding new free resources to help you and your patients understand chronic care management services.
Modified: 6/8/2017
This edition includes an awareness of a June 29 call regarding claims appeal process and statistical sampling. Also included is information regarding Medicare law regarding duplicate claims for the same encounter.
Modified: 6/1/2017
This edition includes information of the release of the new Medicare cards, which will have the Medicare beneficiary identifier (MBI) replacing Social Security numbers. Also, find information on secured look up tools to support quick access to MBIs when needed.
Modified: 5/25/2017
This edition includes a reminder to prepare for the Medicare beneficiary identifiers, which will replace the Social Security number-based format currently being used.
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