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Modified: 4/19/2018
This edition announces a new tool designed to help prevent potential fraud, waste, and abuse. Also, get information on an upcoming webcast covering the option to submit Medicare cost reports electronically.
Modified: 4/12/2018
This edition includes information about how you can help protect your Medicare patients from scam artist that may try to get their personal information, including their new Medicare number.
Modified: 4/5/2018
This edition provides new information about the mailing of the new Medicare cards to ensure cards are mailed to accurate addresses and personal information is protected. Also, find online resources to help reduce risks of opioids, including opioid-involved overdosing.
Modified: 3/29/2018
This edition includes information regarding a new initiative that will help patients get their electronic medical records and help them with its use.
Modified: 3/22/2018
This edition includes information regarding extended coverage for Medicare patients with advanced cancer, which is designed to assist in making more informed treatment decisions.
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.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.