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This edition includes information on 2018 deductible, coinsurance, and premium rates and an FAQ regarding appeal of issues related to natural disasters.
This edition includes information on the revised PWK (paperwork) fax/mail cover sheets, which removes the health insurance claim number (HICN) from the forms and replace it with Medicare ID.
This edition includes information regarding quarterly updates to the average sale price drug pricing and drug code changes. Also included is information regarding the mass adjustment effort of 2017-2018 influenza vaccine claims.
This edition includes multiple articles related to Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria. Also included is information on the October 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system.
This edition includes information regarding the new advance beneficiary notice and the 2018 payment and policy update.
This edition includes information regarding the modernized national plan and provider enumeration system (NPPES), which now has a more responsive user interface and a streamlined national provider identifier (NPI) application process.
This edition includes information regarding the July 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and version 18.2 of the integrated outpatient code editor.
This edition includes changes to editing logic in the fiscal intermediary standard system and implementation of informational messaging, effective October 1, 2017, that conveys information to the provider submitting claims for partial hospitalization program (PHP) services.
This edition includes a reminder to take the MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) survey before time runs out. Also included is information regarding the revised CMS-588 used for electronic funds transfer.
This edition includes information regarding the April 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system, the healthcare provider taxonomy codes for April 2017 and the implementation of new influenza virus vaccine code.
This edition includes information regarding beneficiary liability and cost report days for long term care hospitals, an ICD-10 update for severe wound discharges, and evaluation and management services in a nursing facility.
This edition includes information regarding the January 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and the 21st Century Cures Act, which was enacted into law December 13, 2016.
This edition includes deductible, coinsurance and premium rates and a summary of policies in the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule.
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.