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Modified: 12/12/2013
This edition includes information on the Medicare deductible, coinsurance, and premium rates for 2014.
Modified: 11/6/2013
This edition includes information on new system edits and guidelines related to new patient visits billed within three years by the same provider or different provider in the same group with the same specialty.
Modified: 10/9/2013
This edition gives you a peer point of view of the SPOT and how their business has thrived as a result.
Modified: 9/6/2013
This edition includes an update on incarcerated beneficiary claims and information about outpatient therapy reporting requirements.
Modified: 8/7/2013
This edition promotes the Medicare Administrative contractor satisfaction indicator (MSI), which is a tool that measures your satisfaction with Medicare claims administrative contractors that serve you.
Modified: 7/12/2013
This edition includes information on the denial of enrollment applications when the provider has an existing or delinquent Medicare overpayment.
Modified: 6/12/2013
This edition includes information on editing for billing of new patient visits by same physician or group practice within three years.
Modified: 5/9/2013
This edition includes information regarding the delay of phase 2 edits for ordered/referred items and services.
Modified: 4/8/2013
This edition includes guidelines regarding the use of add-on codes, which is only eligible for payment if reported with an appropriate primary procedure performed by the same practitioner.
Modified: 3/7/2013
This edition includes a provider's insight on the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. Since January 2011, 180,000 health care providers have received $10.3 billion in payments for participating in the EHR incentive program.
Modified: 2/11/2013
This edition includes the 2013 DMEPOS jurisdiction listing and 2013 reasonable charge fees.
Modified: 1/10/2013
This edition includes information regarding Medicare deductibles, the 2013 laboratory fee schedule and prescription drug monitoring programs.
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