This bulletin includes articles about the expand coverage of the initial preventive physical exam, transition to a Medicare administrative contractor, telehealth services, hemophilia clotting factor services, and payment rates for rural health clinics.
This edition includes articles about the 2009 ICD-10-CM/PCS update, outlier payment billing, 2009 HCPCS for skilled nursing facility CB, changes to the outpatient PPS, and enhancements to prevent fraud waste and abuse in the Medicare program.
This bulletin includes articles about the 2009 ICD-9-CM update, integrated outpatient code editor update, changes in medical review responsibilities, FCSO selected to administer Medicare in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands among other issues.
This bulletin includes articles on Medicare bad debt policy, changes to the program due to MIPPA of 2008 legislation, 2009 yearly rate for LTCH & IPF PPS, and clarification on denial of payments for SNF new admissions among other issues.
This comprehensive bulletin includes educational articles on medical record requests, CMS approach to the Medicare administrative contractor initiative, policies on therapy personnel qualifications, and update to Form CMS-10079  among other issues.
This comprehensive bulletin includes notices of changes to the CMS-855 enrollment applications, a series of articles introducing the DMEPOS competitive bidding initiative, and April 2008 updates to the hospital I/OCE and OPPS among other issues.
This bulletin includes notices of changes to the LTCH and IRF PPS PRICERS, refinements in cost reporting under the inpatient hospital PPS, manual updates related to outpatient PPS hospital, and CORF billing requirements among other issues.
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