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Jul 31st, 2019
Re-evaluate your kickback compliance to include EKRA and the Travel Act’s racketeering statute for bribery. If a relationship with physicians or other referral sources has been structured to carve out Medicare and Medicaid patients to avoid triggering Anti-kickback Statute and Stark Law requirements, it’s time to review its compliance. Define Kickback and Self-referral Laws Federal ...
Jun 14th, 2019
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation June 13 removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. Religion is no longer a viable excuse for not immunizing children in the state. “The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe. This administration has ...
Jun 9th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comment on how it can create a more patient-centered healthcare system that adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment. An Executive Order President Trump issued on Jan. 20, entitled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable ...
Jul 9th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on July 8 to establish relative value units (RVU) for 2016 for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The proposed rule also updates various payment policy and quality provisions for services furnished under the MPFS on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Legislative Changes ...
AAPC’s Vice President of ICD-10 Education and Training, Rhonda Buckholtz, recently wrote an article for ICD-10 Monitor titled “Staying on Top of ICD-10.” In the article Buckholtz keeps readers current on recent ICD-10 legislation and shares how it may affect your implementation plan, keeping you prepared for the Oct 1, 2015 implementation date. View the ...