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2015

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Modified: 12/31/2015
This edition includes the 2016 therapy cap for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined as well as occupational therapy.
Modified: 12/3/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes claims processing guidance for implementing ICD-10, an NCD update for cardiac pacemakers, home health PPS rate update for 2016, and the ambulance inflation factor and productivity adjustment for 2016.
Modified: 11/2/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding ICD-10 implementation, 2016 IPPS and long-term care hospital PPS changes, and annual update for the health professional shortage area bonus payments.
Modified: 9/28/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding ICD-10 testing, updates to the healthcare provider taxonomy code set, inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS changes, and updates to the IPPS replaced devices policy.
Modified: 8/24/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information about the extension of a provider enrollment moratoria for home health agencies and a story on how one provider effectively uses Internet-based PECOS to keep their practice moving forward.
Modified: 7/29/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding the transition to ICD-10, a story of one Florida provider who is effectively eliminating denied claims through First Coast Web tools, and information regarding local coverage determinations.
Modified: 6/26/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding inpatient prospective payment system hospital extensions, medical documentation, ICD-10 testing, the July 2015 OPPS update, a profile on Najwa Liscombe who is using First Coast Web tools to advance billing and compliance for physicians, and revisions to local coverage determinations.
Modified: 5/27/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection profiles a Medicare biller who uses First Coast's SPOT to save money and time. This issue also contains information on eligibility requirements for home health, mitral valve repair coverage, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 4/27/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, preventive and screening services update, new RARC alerts for ICD-10, and the upcoming educational events.
Modified: 3/27/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding ICD-10 testing, the 2015 DMEPOS fee schedule update, a new national coverage determination for permanent pacemakers, and information about educational events.
Modified: 2/24/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding ICD-10 testing, the 2015 clinical laboratory fee schedule, use of modifier 59, ASP drug pricing files, the provider enrollment moratoria extension, and upcoming educational events.
Modified: 2/6/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes information regarding the timeframe for responding to additional documentation requests, modifications to pneumonia vaccine coverage, Medicare ICD-10 testing, and information about educational events.
Modified: 1/13/2015
This edition of Medicare A Connection includes critical information for the outpatient prospective payment system, the ESRD prospective payment system, Medicare ICD-10 testing, and information about upcoming educational events.
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