In CMS
May 1st, 2018
Doctors practicing genetics and genomics now have their own specialty code, D3, thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Physicians identify their Medicare physician specialty on the Medicare enrollment application or the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). CMS uses the information for programmatic and claims processing. How this Code Helps Medical Adm...
In Billing
May 31st, 2011
If you get a postcard from your Medicare contractor, it’s just instructions for next year’s enrollment. This year, instead of a CD, eligible physicians, practitioners, and suppliers will receive a postcard announcing the annual open participation enrollment period, which runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. Check Your Mailbox for a CMS Postcard was last ...
In Billing
Apr 27th, 2009
Effective April 1, a policy change mandated in the 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule (FR Doc E8-26213) shortens the time physicians and nonphysician practioners (NPPs) have to retroactively bill for services after successful enrollment into the Medicare program from 27 months to 30 days. The policy change also gives physicians only 30 ...