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2014

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Modified: 12/11/2014
This edition includes critical information for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) providers and the ESRD prospective payment system, proper billing of outpatient drugs, outpatient therapy cap values, and information about upcoming educational events.
Modified: 11/4/2014
This edition includes an uplifting article regarding a provider’s experience with First Coast's Web tools and information regarding the annual code update of the skilled nursing facility consolidated billing.
Modified: 10/8/2014
The September 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes information for health professionals about flu shots, modifications to the MUE program, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 9/10/2014
The August 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes the October 2014 update of the hospital OPPS and revised guidance for implementing ICD-10.
Modified: 8/9/2014
The July 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes a status of claims processed incorrectly resulting from an error in the July 2014 outpatient prospective payment system. All mass adjustments are anticipated to be completed by September 1, 2014.
Modified: 7/10/2014
The June 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes updates to the outpatient prospective payment system and physician fee schedule database, revisions to local coverage determinations, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 6/9/2014
The May 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes a proposal on inpatient payment regulation, an update to the hospice benefit policy manual, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 5/8/2014
The April 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes Part A to Part B rebilling tips, information about re-openings of inpatient ‘probe & educate’ claims, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 4/9/2014
The March 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes information about documenting therapy and rehabilitation services, denial of hospice-related claims, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 3/12/2014
The February 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes information about ordering and referring edits, therapy modifiers, getting ready for ICD-10, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 2/7/2014
The January 2014 edition of Medicare A Connection includes information about the 'two-midnight' rule, reassigning benefits to a Part A provider, coverage of incarcerated beneficiaries, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 1/10/2014
The December 2013 edition of Medicare A Connection includes information about coverage of incarcerated beneficiaries, 2014 Medicare clinical lab fee schedules, coverage of bariatric surgery, and upcoming educational events.
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