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Monthly Archives: December 2010

A New Home Health Certification Requirement

A new Medicare home health law goes into effect on January 1st that affirms the role of the physician as the person who orders home health care based on personal examination of the patient. Effective in January, a physician who … Continue reading

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Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

From the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General A Roadmap for New Physicians Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Introduction Most physicians strive to work ethically, render high-quality medical care to their patients, … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010

The House of Representatives just passed H.R. 4994, the “Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010,” on a bipartisan vote of 409-2. This legislation, which passed the Senate yesterday by unanimous consent, would stabilize Medicare physician payments at current rates … Continue reading

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Medical Records Reproduction Fee Schedule for 2011

Under 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 6152 and 6155 (relating to subpoena of records; and rights of patients), the Secretary of Health (Secretary) is directed to adjust annually the amounts which may be charged by a health care facility or health care provider … Continue reading

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