tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2012 Issue 17

ACA Implementation: Cut Through the ACA Fog: Keep These Areas On Your Radar

Watch out for possible reductions in reimbursement.With many issues of the Affordable Care Act still a mystery, coders and providers by and large are taking the "wait and see" approach to specifics on how the law will affect their day to day job functions. But there are a few key areas where the impact is clear.Preventive services: If patients "have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010," certain preventive services must be covered when delivered by a network provider. For these services, the patient is not responsible for...

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