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Modified: 12/5/2019
This edition includes information on DMEPOS competitive bidding surveys; the QPP; National Influenza Vaccination Week; cardiac device credits; and more.
Modified: 12/3/2019
Starting January 1, if you do not use the MBI (regardless of the date of service) for Medicare transactions, we will reject your claim. Currently, 86% of claims are being submitted with MBIs.
Modified: 11/27/2019
This edition includes information on the fiscal year Medicare FFS improper payment rate, National Rural Health Day, World AIDS Day, and more.
Modified: 11/26/2019
If you do not use MBIs on claims after January 1, you will receive reject codes as described in this article.
Modified: 11/21/2019
This edition includes information on promoting interoperability programs; MIPS panel nominations; the MDPP; modernizing CMS; and more.
Modified: 11/19/2019
Update your patients’ records and use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) now, before you are busy with other patient insurance changes in January. Starting January 1, you must use MBIs to bill Medicare regardless of the date of service.
Modified: 11/15/2019
On November 15, CMS finalized policies that lay the foundation for a patient-driven health care system by increasing transparency from hospitals, which will help patients be more informed about what they might pay.
Modified: 11/14/2019
This edition includes information on if an MBI changes; the Medicare Shared Savings Program application deadline; emergency preparedness resources; Lung Cancer Awareness Month; and more.
Modified: 11/12/2019
As of November 12, 2019, we are 50 days out from the end of the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) transition period. Claims submitted with Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) starting January 1 will be rejected.
Modified: 11/7/2019
This edition includes information on the MIPS Heart Failure Measure public comment; CAHs Hardship Exception application deadline; DMEPOS competitive bidding surveys; and more.
Modified: 11/4/2019
Register for the PFS & OPPS/ASC Final Rules Call on November 6.
Modified: 11/4/2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the physician fee schedule, hospital OPPS, and ASC final rules.
Modified: 11/1/2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final payment rules for 2020 for home health agencies (HHAs), end-stager renal disease (ESRD), and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS)..
Modified: 10/31/2019
This edition includes information on hospital value-based purchasing program results for fiscal year 2020; the quality reporting program submission deadline; influenza vaccination; and more.
Modified: 10/24/2019
This edition includes information on claim reject codes after January 1; the MDPP; a webcast on cost report submission; and more.
Modified: 10/17/2019
This edition includes a guide for discontinuation of long-term opioid use; a comment period deadline; CMS Health Equity Award, the QPP, and more.
Modified: 10/10/2019
On October 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Medicare physician self-referral law.
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