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2016

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Modified: 12/8/2016
This edition includes therapy cap and code lists updates for 2017. Also included is the quarterly updates to the correct coding edits and average sale price drug pricing.
Modified: 11/9/2016
This edition includes the 2017 ambulance inflation factor and the new CERT documentation contractor information. Also included is the new controversy amounts for 2017.
Modified: 10/11/2016
This edition includes information regarding updates to the SNF consolidate billing, HPSA bonus payments, and the ASC payment system.
Modified: 9/6/2016
This edition includes information on implementation of the next generation accountable care organization and a common working file enhancement to locate beneficiary information.
Modified: 8/5/2016
This edition includes information on Medicare coverage of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus. Also included is a special edition article reminds physicians of the HIPAA requirement to protect the confidentiality of the PHI of their patients.
Modified: 7/8/2016
This edition includes information on recent authorization that allows overpayments to be recovered from providers that share the same tax identification number, regardless of the billing or national provider numbers.
Modified: 6/6/2016
This edition includes information on the policy and billing instructions related to prolonged infusion.
Modified: 5/9/2016
This edition includes information First Coast's efforts to reduce improper payments of procedure code 99285. Also included is information regarding July implementation of the correct coding edits.
Modified: 4/12/2016
Due to a correction to the Local Coverage Determination section, the previous version of the March edition has been replaced.
Modified: 3/4/2016
This edition includes the six month extension of the provider enrollment moratoria for home health agencies and Part B ambulance suppliers.
Modified: 2/5/2016
This edition includes information on the Provider enrollment application fee amount for 2016 and the prompt payment interest rate revision.
Modified: 1/27/2016
This edition includes the 2016 therapy cap for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined as well as occupational therapy.
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