In Audit
Mar 29th, 2012
If your Medicare payments are being reduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) ePrescribing penalty, the agency may reconsider cases whose providers feel they were penalized in error. New regulations went into effect this year. Receiving Your ePrescribing Penalty in Error? was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Mar 15th, 2012
The enforcement discretion period the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave providers and payers to fully adopt the ASC X12 Version 5010 claim reporting standards is extended through June 30, the agency announced in a March 15 press release. This means CMS will not initiate enforcement action for an additional three months. 5010 Enforcement ...
In Billing
Jul 15th, 2011
The Treasury Department posted the latest prompt pay interest rate payable when clean non-periodic interim payment (PIP) Medicare claims are not paid in a timely manner by Medicare contractors. Payers unable to pay providers for services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries within a certain time will pay slightly less in interest penalties between July 11 and Dec. ...
In CMS
May 13th, 2011
A new edition of the free “A Clinician’s Guide to Electronic Prescribing” has been completed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and several partners. The new guide covers recently implemented programs designed to induce providers into taking advantage of the paperless method as part of  electronic health record (EHR) adoption and meaningful use. One of ...
In Coding
Apr 15th, 2011
The American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) has created a new resource to help family physicians understand how they can earn a 1 percent incentive payment for electronic prescribing (e-Rx) in 2011 and avoid a 1 percent penalty in 2012. The three-page document lists three ways physicians can earn the e-Rx incentive, and four ways physicians ...