Apr 12, 2018, 10:16 AM
Some Medicare Claims Are Being Reprocessed Due to Federal Budget Bill Provisions
New Medicare provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 require Medicare Administrative Contactors (MACs) to reprocess some types of claims. CMS has instructed MACs to begin reprocessing those claims starting April 2, 2018.
Apr 3, 2018, 13:06 PM
Open Payments ‘Review and Dispute’ Period Lasts Through May 15
The Open Payments “review and dispute” period for the 2017 Program year began on April 1, 2018 and lasts through May 15, 2018. Here's what physicians should know about reviewing their data.
Mar 28, 2018, 13:46 PM
Highmark Conducting Outreach to Verify Provider Directory Details – Is Your Info Accurate?
Highmark has announced that it is making provider outreach calls to verify the accuracy of data in its provider directory. Get these tips to make sure your data is accurately listed in provider directories.
Mar 14, 2018, 11:19 AM
CMS Will Reintroduce Claims Indicator to Identify Beneficiaries Enrolled in Cost-Sharing
Effective July 1, 2018, CMS will reintroduce a claims indicator that identifies beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary cost-sharing program.
Feb 22, 2018, 07:31 AM
Expanded Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Begins April 1: What Physicians Should Know
Starting April 1, 2018, eligible Medicare beneficiaries have coverage of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program services.
Feb 13, 2018, 16:35 PM
CMS Revises Policy on Student Documentation of E&M Services
Effective March 1, 2018, CMS is revising its policy on student documentation of evaluation and management (E&M) services provided to Medicare Part B beneficiaries.
Jan 29, 2018, 12:08 PM
Novitas’ Local Coverage Determinations Have New Format
On Jan. 11, 2018, Novitas Solutions announced that its Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) have a new format. The changes have been made to accommodate the 21st Century Cures Act, a federal bill signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016.
Jan 18, 2018, 14:13 PM
2018 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles Announced by CMS
The 2018 Medicare Parts A and B premiums and deductibles were announced by CMS on Nov. 17, 2017.
Jan 1, 2018, 19:29 PM
New Medicare Cards Arriving in 2018…Here’s How Physicians and Practices Can Prepare
CMS will be removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards and, in April 2018, will begin mailing new Medicare cards. Here's what physicians need to know.
Dec 1, 2017, 12:08 PM
Final 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Rates Are Now Available
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the 2018 clinical laboratory fee
schedule rates. Here's what you need to know.
Nov 17, 2017, 16:01 PM
2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Is Final – Here’s What Physicians Should Know
Here’s a look at 11 noteworthy provisions of the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Aug 31, 2017, 12:08 PM
New Medicare Flu Vaccine Code
A new influenza virus vaccine code is payable by Medicare effective for claims processed with dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2018.