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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 April Claims Holding

CMS will delay processing Medicare claims for services provided after April 1 anticipating Congressional action to stop the scheduled 21% cut in payment. Legislators are currently on a two week recess. We will keep you advised of action taken. Following … Continue reading

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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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