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Modified: 3/15/2018
This edition includes information regarding a special open door forum designed to get providers ready to accept the new Medicare beneficiary identifier starting April 1. In addition, you will find numerous new and revised provider compliance tips.
Modified: 3/8/2018
This edition includes information regarding the new MyHealthEdata initiative and a reminder that the new Medicare card transition begins in less than a month. Also included is information on several new provider compliance tips fact sheets.
Modified: 3/1/2018
This edition includes information regarding a video available to play in your waiting room that helps inform patients about the new cards with the new numbers. Also included is information on a March 13 call regarding the low volume appeals settlement option that was made available February 5.
Modified: 3/1/2018
This special edition article releases information regarding a new law that extends several recently expired provisions affecting health care providers and beneficiaries. In addition, it appeals application of the Medicare outpatient therapy caps but retains the former cap amounts as a threshold above which claims must include the KX modifier as a confirmation that services are medically necessary.
Modified: 2/22/2018
This edition includes information regarding a provider minute video available to help you learn the comprehensive error rate testing (CERT) review process and how your Medicare administrative contractor can help you prepare and understand the role of each person during a CERT review.
Modified: 2/15/2018
This edition includes a reminder that the deadlines are approaching to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) performance period.
Modified: 2/8/2018
This edition includes information pertaining to teaching physicians approving student documentation of E/M services. Also included is information pertaining to open payments registration, the quality payment program, how to avoid coding errors on hospital claims, low volume appeals, and more.
Modified: 2/1/2018
This edition includes a link to current and past Medicare fee-for-service payment regulations issued every year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Modified: 1/30/2018
This article includes information regarding CMS' process of the rolling therapy claim hold and distribution of the new Medicare card in addition to available website resources.
Modified: 1/25/2018
This edition includes a reminder that failure to report changes in ownership could result in revocation of Medicare billing privileges.
Modified: 1/17/2018
This edition announces the results of the 2018 value modifier and the adjustment factor that will be applied to clinicians receiving an upward payment adjustment.
Modified: 1/4/2018
This edition includes information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' effort to remove regulatory obstacles that take valuable time from patients with their doctors.
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