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This edition includes information on the discretionary enforcement period for 5010 compliance and implementation of prepayment medical review of certain inpatient DRG claims and post-payment review of related Part B services.
This edition includes the ambulance inflation factor for calendar year 2012 and a reminder regarding the deadline to request hardship exemption for the 2012 electronic prescribing payment adjustment.
This edition includes the 2011-2012 influenza vaccine prices and information on the October update to the Medicare physician fee schedule database.
This edition includes details of transferring the responsibility for issuing demand letters to providers from its recovery auditors to its claim processing contractors.
This edition includes an announcement of national version 5010 testing week, August 22-26, as well as information on the proposed policy and payment rate changes for the calendar year 2012 physician fee schedule.
This edition informs providers that beginning this year, the annual open participation enrollment information will be produced on a postcard instead of a compact disc (CD).
This edition includes information related to the proposed rule expanding access to the flu vaccine during flu season.
This edition includes information on a new initiative 'Partnership for Patients,' designed to make patient care safter and lower costs for Americans.
This edition contains the annual hardcopy registration form. You must complete and return this form by May 31 to receive a hardcopy or e-mail of future issues of the Part B publication.
This edition includes information on the March 11 transition to the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS) for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Review the article to ensure minimal disruption to your practice.
This edition contains information regarding ambulatory surgical center payment rate changes for calendar year 2011 and the 2011 jurisdiction list for durable medical equipment, prosthetic, orthotics, and supplies.
This edition includes information on the new Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 and the 2011 Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey.
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