In Billing
May 21st, 2014
Abuses in drug prescription practices for Medicare Part D patients got so bad, Medicare announced  May 19 it will watch providers like a hawk.  Under the plan, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will compel physicians to join Medicare if prescribing for Part D patients, and the agency will expel physicians from Medicare ...
In CMS
Jun 26th, 2013
Physicians’ claims payments by Medicare may become public record thanks to a Florida Federal District Judge’s vacating a 34-year-old injunction against releasing the information. The injunction prevented information regarding how much Medicare money physicians received from being released after the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) predecessor, Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) r...
Apr 1st, 2013
By Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS As a physician auditor, I spend much of my time educating clinicians on proper documentation. This involves explaining and interpreting coding and compliance guidelines. When providing such guidance, the most common reply I hear from providers is, “I want it in writing.” An auditing ...