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Monthly Archives: December 2009

CMS to Hold Claims for 10 Business Days & Extends Participation Deadline

This past week Congress acted to avert the 21.2% Medicare physician payment cut and on December 19, the President signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3326) which will stop the cuts until March 1, 2010.  Other … Continue reading

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ACHD Alert – Shigella Infections

Allegheny County Health Department Alert Shigella Infections Over the past couple of months, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has identified slightly more than 20 county residents with Shigella infection. We usually see about one to two cases over this … Continue reading

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House Action on January 1 Medicare Fee Cuts

Wednesday afternoon, the House passed a 2-month extension of expiring appropriations for the Department of Defense that included a 2-month extension of the sustainable growth rate (SGR). In other words, the legislation would stop the 21.2% Medicare pay cut scheduled … Continue reading

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Medical Records Reproduction Fee Schedule for 2010

Medical Records Reproduction Fee Schedule for 2010 The Pennsylvania Medical Society receives a significant number of inquiries from physicians and their office staff concerning medical record copying fees. While physicians have not traditionally sought to make a profit on providing … Continue reading

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