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Jan 13th, 2012
On Dec. 23, 2011, just hours before leaving for the holidays, Congress acted to stall a 27.4 percent cut in Medicare payments that would have gone into affect Jan. 1 of this year. The measure was part of a larger package that included extensions of payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits. President Barack Obama signed ...
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Jan 3rd, 2011
The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) has been revised to include MPFS policy and payment indicator revisions, as well as relevant statutory changes applicable Jan. 1, 2011. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 2011 MPFS Final Rule Correction Notice to revise some physician work, practice expense (PE) and malpractice (MP) ...
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Apr 15th, 2010
On March 23, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590), which extends the exceptions process for outpatient therapy caps (see section 3103). Outpatient therapy service providers may continue to submit claims with modifier KX Requirements specified in the medical policy have been met, when an exception is appropriate, ...
In Billing
Mar 30th, 2010
No further Congressional action was taken to spare physicians a 21 percent Medicare payment cut, which technically went into effect March 31. For the second time this year, however, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed contractors to hold all claims paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) received on or after ...
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Mar 11th, 2010
The Senate passed (62-36), on March 10, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 (HR 4213), which includes provisions to extend the zero percent Medicare payment update to physicians until Sept. 30 and the therapy cap exception process until Dec. 31. Senate Votes to Further Delay Pay Cut was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...