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2017 April Articles


Clinicians: MIPS Participation Status Letter

April 28, 2017 - By cms.gov
CMS is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), an important part of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). In late April through May, you will get a letter from your Medicare Administrative Contractor that pro... Read More

Open Payments Program Year 2016 Review and Dispute Period Ends May 15

April 28, 2017 - By CMS.gov
Physician and teaching hospital review and dispute for the Program Year 2016 Open Payments data publication ends May 15; review of the data is voluntary but strongly encouraged. Disputes must be initiated during the 45-day review and dispute period in order to be reflected in the June 30, 2017, publ... Read More

Part D prescriber Enrollment Requirement Will Begin on January 1, 2019

April 28, 2017 - By Christine Taxin
  Prescribers, including dentists, who write prescriptions for Part D drugs are to be enrolled in an approved status or validly opted out with Medicare, in order for their patients’ prescriptions to be covered under Medicare Part D. Fu... Read More

Outsource your Medical Billing Today!

April 26, 2017 - By Christine Taxin
We've got the answer to your medical billing needs and we specialize in only billing for dental offices.... Read More

NAMAS E&M Bootcamp - Las Vegas, NV

April 25, 2017
E&M services are the most reviewed by carriers and government bodies. Don't be Unprepared - Let NAMAS turn you into an E&M expert! Are you primarily an Evaluation & Management (E&M) auditor? Or, are you looking to advance into E&M auditing? Our next 2-day E&M Auditing BootCa... Read More

Periodontal Disease Report - Evaluation & Treatment Options

April 19, 2017 - By Christine Taxin
  Periodontal Disease Report-- Evaluation & Treatment Options     Date: ___________________   Your gum disease classification: Healthy; no disease present Gingivitis Chronic Periodontitis Number of... Read More

New: April 2017 Medicare Provider Compliance Newsletter

April 14, 2017
Find-A-Code has posted the April 2017 edition of the Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter at: http://www.findacode.com/medicare/medicare-quarterly-provider-compliance-newsletter.html Topics include: pg 3 - Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT): Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance... Read More

False Claim Penalties Increase Again

April 14, 2017
On February 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Final Rule to increase the civil monetary penalties assessed under the False Claims Act (FCA), due to inflation for the year 2017, to an all-time high of $10,957 (minimum) to $21,916 (maximum). Thirty years ago, in 1986, Co... Read More

CodingCertificationOrg Sale!

April 14, 2017
  We just kicked off a great Flash Sale on all our full courses. If you're looki... Read More

CMS Proposes 2018 Payment and Policy Updates for Medicare Hospital Admissions, Releases a Request for Information

April 14, 2017 - By CMS
On April 14, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in health care; and promotes transparency, flexibility,... Read More

Become a Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor (CEMA)

April 10, 2017 - By NAMAS
Become a Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor (CEMA) in   Las Vegas, NV! Attend the NAMAS 2-Day E&M Auditing BootCamp May 5 & 6 in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast Hotel! Just prior to AAPC Healthcon, learn E&M auditing during ou... Read More

Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Pause

April 05, 2017
The MLN Connects® Provider eNews contains important news, announcements, and updates for health care professionals. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Home Health Services Pre-Claim Review Demonstration Pause As of April 1, 2017,&nbs... Read More

MIPS Annual Call for Measures and Activities Through June 30

April 04, 2017
The Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will be open through June 30. CMS encourages clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and activiti... Read More

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