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In CMS
Sep 15th, 2008
Comments Off on CMS Clarifies Medicare Claims Process
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) recently rescinded Transmittal 1557, released July 18, and replaced it with Transmittal 1588, released Sept. 5, to clarify specific business requirements. CMS Clarifies Medicare Claims Process was last modified: September 15th, 2008 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Sep 12th, 2008
Comments Off on Improper FFS Payments: Coding One Problem Says CMS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week, in an exhaustive report by two programs monitoring the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) program for errors, that the national error rate is 3.7 percent of the dollars paid, or $10.2 billion. The projected overpayments were $9.3 billion and the underpayments were $0.9 billion. A product ...
In CMS
Sep 12th, 2008
Comments Off on ABN Gets a Makeover
Imagine being liable for non-covered health care services provided to a Medicare patient. It can happen to you. To safeguard against it, providers, practioners, suppliers, and laboratories should have Medicare beneficiaries sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN). It won’t be long, however, before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer accepts the ...
In CMS
Sep 12th, 2008
Comments Off on CPAP Business Requirements Updated
If you’ve lost sleep trying to interpret the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) business requirements policy the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published July 25 in Transmittal 91, get ready for some well-deserved rest. CMS Transmittal 94, Change Request 6048, released August 29, clarifies wording in the policy. CPAP Business Requirements Updated was ...
In CMS
Sep 12th, 2008
Comments Off on Physicians: No More Signature Stamps!
CMS reminds physicians and other providers who bill Medicare that stamped signatures are not acceptable on any medical record...