In Billing
Oct 28th, 2011
The “2011-2012 Immunizers’ Question & Answer Guide to Medicare Part B & Medicaid Coverage of Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations” is now available in the Downloads section of the Immunizations page on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Also available for download is a mini-poster in English and Spanish that reminds everyone that flu ...
In CMS
Oct 28th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications for a new Innovation Advisors Program that aims to improve patient care while reducing costs by strengthening health professionals’ skills. This initiative is one of several efforts made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Those who will benefit are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and the ...
In CMS
Aug 13th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Aug. 10 a final regulation to implement Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) improvements for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and legislation signed by President Barack Obama Aug. 10 to extend the enhanced federal Medicaid assistance percentage (FMAP) through mid-2011. Medicaid Receives Aid, Added Scrutiny ...
In CMS
Apr 30th, 2010
Memoranda from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary offer a mixed view of the impacts of the health care reform (HCR) bills passed this year. Noting that utilization will grow in CMS programs as various parts of the bills are enacted, Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster indicates reform will be ...
In CMS
Mar 12th, 2010
President Obama signed a presidential memorandum March 10 that directs all federal departments and agencies to expand and intensify their use of payment recapture audits under their current authority to crack down on waste and fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs. He also announced his support for the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery ...