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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

This is an update to our news post dated November 7th, based on new information from CMS. 

 

CMS has determined that their schedule for provider revalidation was too aggressive for the process to proceed smoothly.  The new goal date to complete Medicare...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 eRx Incentive Program Payment Adjustment Feedback Report Update - Reminder  

 

CMS would like to advise providers that due to the high volume of significant hardship exemption requests received it is no longer technically feasible for CMS...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

SGR Cut Postponed

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Monday, December 19, 2011

As of 12/19/11, the House and Senate appear unable to reach agreement on a "fix" to the SGR cut scheduled to take effect on January 1. ...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

As of January 3, 2012, CMS is transferring the responsibility for issuing demand letters to providers from its Recovery Auditors (RACs) to the claim processing contractors (NAS). This change was made to avoid any delays in demand letter issuance. 

 

As a result, when a...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This is an excerpt from the November 30th, 2011 news release from HHS announcing the extension of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use deadline to 2014 for hospitals and EPs meeting Stage 1 in 2011 and 2012.  The news release also announces additional resources for RECs, provides rates of adoption of...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

UPDATE:  The deadline to apply for a hardship extension has been extended from November 1 to November 8, 2011.

 

If you participate in Medicare and have not met the requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) eRx Program, you...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates final rule.  The payment rate...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The PPACA provided an additional $350 million over 10 years to ramp up anti-fraud efforts within HHS.  One of newest initiatives that will be funded with the money will be new pre-payment claim reviews.  HHS will...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yes, it's true.  If you originally enrolled in the Medicare program before March 25th, 2011, Medicare is requiring you to revalidate your enrollment due to new risk screening criteria. 

 

Medicare has established new risk categories for providers...

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