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 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
Feb 23rd, 2018
Several new Medicare Learning Network (MLN) fact sheets offer tips on provider compliance for certain items that regularly appear on the Office of Inspector General Work Plan due to a high level of improperly paid claims. Here’s a quick synopsis. Hospital Beds and Accessories Physicians and other practitioners who write requisitions or orders for hospital beds ...
In Billing
Dec 15th, 2014
At first glance, a recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seems to suggest that prescribers of Medicare Part D drugs have been given a six-month reprieve from certain program requirements that were supposed to go into effect June 1, 2015. If you read the article in its entirety, however, you learn otherwise. The “Medicare ...
Jan 14th, 2013
By Delly E. Parham, AS, CPC When Medicare requests your provider to certify the accuracy of his or her existing enrollment information with Medicare revalidation, comply in a timely manner. If you don’t, you may lose Medicare billing privileges or disrupt reimbursement. Revalidate when Requested Medicare requires revalidation every five years, but also may perform ...