This edition includes information on the prepayment medical review requirement for all therapy services above $3,700 provided by speech language therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians.
This edition includes information on the ruling that makes final a one-year proposed delay -- from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014 -- in the compliance date for use of new codes that classify diseases and health problems.
This edition includes the new prompt payment interest rate in effect through December 31, 2012, and a reminder regarding the appropriate use of assistant at surgery modifiers and payment under the Medicare physician fee schedule.
This edition includes information on the upgrades made to Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) in an effort to reduce data entry time and increase access to information.
This edition includes information on the Medicare rates for deductible, coinsurance, and premium payment amounts for calendar year 2012.
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