In Billing
Feb 12th, 2019
Is putting patients in control of their healthcare a cure for what ails this country? At the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 29-31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke about the agency’s vision to transform the healthcare system through competition and innovation. “We are prioritizing a well-informed, ...
In Billing
Feb 7th, 2019
As of January 25, only 62 percent of healthcare providers submitted fee-for-service claims with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)(MLN Connects, Feb. 7). Is your provider among the 28 percent who haven’t begun to use the MBI for Medicare transactions? Providers have until Dec. 31 ...
HEALTHCON 2019 (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the business side of healthcare, and provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other opportunities to attendees. Expert speakers, such as Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Agent Tony Maffei, help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked Maffei about his presentation, ...
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Feb 5th, 2019
There is a new version of the CMS-855I Medicare Enrollment Application, which physicians and non-physician practitioners may begin using immediately. Medicare Administrative Contractors will accept the previous version of the application (7/2011) through April 30, and then require you to use the new version (12/18). What’s Changed? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has ...
Use the next two years to prepare for new documentation guidelines and payment rates. On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule final rule significant changes to documentation requirements and reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) office visits (CPT® 99201-99215). The most significant changes ...