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06/07/2018WCBBOARD ANNOUNCES PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED MEDICAL FEE SCHEDULE
09/07/2017HTTP://WWW.WCB.NY.GOVCHAIR PROPOSES NEW PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT GUIDELINES
08/31/2017HTTPS://WWW.HHS.GOV/ASPR TRACIE EXPRESS: AUGUST 2017 UPDATES
01/10/2017HTTP://WWW.APTA.ORG/NEW PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION AND REEVALUATION CPT CODES
11/07/2016WWW.CMS.GOVOVERVIEW OF MEDICARE POLICY REGARDING CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES
12/01/2015CMSTHERAPY CAP VALUES FOR CALENDAR YEAR (CY) 2016
10/21/2015NYSCA.COMATTENTION PAPER CLAIM SUBMITTERS: CHANGES DUE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ICD-10
09/28/2015EMAILCHAIR ANNOUNCES ADOPTION OF ICD-10 STARTING ON OCTOBER 1, 2015
09/28/2015EMAILDOCTOR'S NARRATIVE REPORT - (EC-4NARR)
09/18/2015EMAILTIPS & FACTS: ICD-10-CM PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT
11/25/2014CMSNEW AND REVISED ARTICLES POSTED TO MLN MATTERS
08/04/2014EMAILOFFICIAL DATE FOR ICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION ANNOUNCED
04/02/2014CMSPRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS THE PROTECTING ACCESS TO MEDICARE ACT OF 2014
01/23/2014CMSTHERAPY CAP VALUES FOR CALENDAR YEAR (CY) 2014
12/05/2013CMSMISINFORMATION ON CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES
11/07/2013EMAILHOW TO AVOID THE 2015 PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS FOR PQRS
10/02/2013EMAILWHAT ARE PATIENTS SHOPPING FOR IN THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE?
05/03/2013WCBCHAIR ANNOUNCES IMPARTIAL SPECIALIST PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS AND
04/16/2013AAPCTHE TOP 3 REASONS YOUR CLAIMS GET DENIED
03/13/2013NOVITAS-SOLUTIONS.COMMANDATORY PAYMENT REDUCTIONS IN THE MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE (FFS) PROGRAM – “SEQUESTRATION”
03/07/2013AAPC3 TIPS GUIDE SUCCESSFUL INCIDENT-TO BILLING
12/25/2012CMSMM8146 – NEW WAIVED TESTS
12/25/2012CMSMM8132 – CALENDAR YEAR (CY) 2013 ANNUAL UPDATE FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY FEE SCHEDULE AND LABORATORY SERVICES SUBJECT TO REASONABLE CHARGE PAYMENT
12/25/2012CMSNYS WCB SUBJECT NO. 046-505, BOARD ANNOUNCES END OF SUPPORT FOR WCB.STATE.NY.US
12/20/2012WCBNYS WCB SUBJECT NO. 046-504, MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES - TRAINING/FINAL FORMS
12/18/2012WCB NYS WCB SUBJECT NO. 046-505, BOARD ANNOUNCES END OF SUPPORT FOR WCB.STATE.NY.US
12/13/2012WCBCHAIR ANNOUNCES DIAGNOSTIC NETWORK LOOK-UP TOOL FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS AND INJURED WORKERS
11/27/2012HBMAGUIDANCE REGARDING METHODS FOR DE-IDENTIFICATION OF PHI IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIPAA
11/14/2012WCBCHAIR PROPOSES MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES ADDITION AND IMPROVEMENTS
09/06/2012CMSMEDICARE PART B OUTPATIENT THERAPY CAP AND EXCEPTIONS PROCESS EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012
08/27/2012CMSICD-10 DELAY ANNOUNCED
05/21/2012HORIZON BCBSNJUPDATE ON CLAIMS PROCESSING
04/26/2012CMSHEALTH CARE LAW PROTECTS AGAINST FRAUD, SAVES NEARLY $1.6 BILLION
04/05/2012CMSICD-10: IT'S CLOSER THAN IT SEEMS - GUIDANCE ON TROUBLESHOOTING CLAIMS SUBMISSIONS FOR VERSION 5010
03/26/2012EMAILNOVITAS NAME CHANGE - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
03/15/2012CMSEXTENSION OF ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION PERIOD FOR UPDATED HIPAA TRANSACTION STANDARDS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2012
03/05/2012EMAILBE COMPLIANT! MIGRATE TO VERSION 5010 ELECTRONIC REMITTANCE ADVICE (ERA) (835) NOW
03/02/2012EMAILMEDICARE PART B
02/13/2012CMSMEDICARE PART B - WEB UPDATES
02/08/2012CMSALL MEDICARE PROVIDER AND SUPPLIER PAYMENTS TO BE MADE BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
01/18/2012CMSRECOVERY AUDIT PROGRAM: MEDICARE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTOR (MAC)-ISSUED DEMAND LETTERS
01/06/2012EMAILNYS WCB MDO-2012 #1, TREATMENT OF AN EXACERBATION FOR INJURIES COVERED BY MTG
01/06/2012HBMAIMPORTANT MEDICARE UPDATE INFORMATION
01/04/2012CMSPRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS THE TEMPORARY PAYROLL TAX CUT CONTINUATION ACT OF 2011 -- NEW LAW INCLUDES PHYSICIAN UPDATE FIX THROUGH FEBRUARY 2012
01/03/2012CMSMEDICARE PART A - WEB UPDATES
12/29/2011HBMAVERSION 5010 DEADLINE IS A FEW DAYS AWAY!
12/23/2011EMAILSHORT-TERM SGR DEAL REACHED
12/23/2011HBMASGR CUT TEMPORARILY AVOIDED
12/23/2011HBMA2012 ANNUAL PARTICIPATION ENROLLMENT PROGRAM EXTENSION
12/20/2011HBMABREAKING NEWS ON THE SGR FROM BILL FINERFROCK - 5 MINUTE AUDIO ONLY LINK
12/19/2011HBMASGR UPDATE - URGENT MESSAGE
12/14/2011EMAILREMOVAL OF NATIONAL DRUG CODE (NDC) EDIT FOR VERSION 5010
12/13/2011EMAILTIME IS FLYING TOWARDS THE VERSION 5010 COMPLIANCE DATE OF 01/01/2012! ONLY 19 DAYS LEFT!
12/09/2011EMAILMM7529 – THERAPY CAP VALUES FOR CALENDAR YEAR (CY) 2012
12/01/2011CMSVERSION 5010 ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION PERIOD
12/01/2011HBMANATIONAL DRUG CODES EDITS FOR VERSION 5010
11/23/2011CMSVERSION 5010 RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP YOUR TRANSITION
09/30/2011CMSTHE DEADLINE TO REQUEST A MEDICARE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING INCENTIVE PROGRAM HARDSHIP EXEMPTION FOR THE 2012 ERX PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT IS NOVEMBER 1, 2011
09/28/2011SEQUELMEDMEDICARE GIVES GUIDANCE ON CLAIMS DURING ICD10 CHANGEOVER
09/26/2011CMSIMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE (FFS) PROVIDERS - ONLY 100 DAYS LEFT UNTIL FULL 5010 IMPLEMENTATION
08/17/2011CMSCHIROPRACTORS NOT ELIGIBLE TO ORDER AND REFER
08/04/2011CMSDIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
07/20/2011CMSMEDICARE PART B - WEB UPDATES
07/07/2011CMSHOW LONG DO ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO ACTUALLY SUBMIT CLAIMS FOR ENSURING THE DATA IS PROCESSED INTO THE NCH FILE FOR ANALYSIS?
07/06/2011CMS2011 ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING (ERX) INCENTIVE PROGRAM UPDATE - 2012 PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT
06/02/2011EMAILSPRING 2011 SEMIANNUAL REPORT
05/31/2011HBMAIRS DELAYS ENFORCEMENT OF 3% WITHHOLD RULE
03/21/2011CMSANNOUNCING: INNOVATIONS.CMS.GOV - A NEW WEB SITE FOR A NEW APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE
03/18/2011WCBUPCOMING DEADLINES REGARDING THE MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES
03/03/2011CMSIMPLEMENTATION OF APPLICATION FEES FOR MEDICARE PROVIDER/SUPPLIER ENROLLMENT
02/18/2011WCB/EMAILUPCOMING DEADLINES REGARDING THE MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES
02/17/2011CMSWASHINGTON REPORT –JANUARY, 2011
02/15/2011HBMACONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS AND THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET
01/12/2011CMSPREPARING FOR ICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION IN 2011
01/10/2011HBMA2011 ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING (ERX) INCENTIVE PROGRAM UPDATE - AVOIDING THE PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT
01/06/2011HBMAIMPORTANT MEDICARE UPDATE INFORMATION
01/03/2011HBMACONTACT YOUR MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE CONTRACTOR FOR SPECIFIC TESTING SCHEDULES FOR HIPAA VERSION 5010 & D.0 TRANSACTIONS
12/20/2010CMSPRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS THE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID EXTENDERS ACT OF 2010; NEW LAW INCLUDES SGR FIX THROUGH DECEMBER 2011
12/10/2010HBMASGR FIX
12/09/2010HBMA GR COMMITTEESGR FIX
12/02/2010HBMATHE "PHYSICIAN PAYMENT AND THERAPY RELIEF ACT OF 2010" EXTENDS 2.2 PERCENT MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE UPDATE
12/01/2010CMSIMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE TIMELY CLAIMS FILING REQUIREMENT
12/01/2010CMSINFORMATION REGARDING THE BILLING OF NEW Q CODES FOR 2010-2011 SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINES FOR MEDICARE FEE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND INFORMATION ON ROSTER BILLING
12/01/2010EMAILUPDATE: ONE-MONTH DELAY IN CUT IN MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR PHYSICIANS
11/29/2010CMSMM7225 – REASONABLE CHARGE UPDATE FOR 2011 FOR SPLINTS, CASTS, AND CERTAIN INTRAOCULAR LENSES
11/29/2010CMSMM7170 – REPORTING OF MODIFIERS AND REVENUE CODES ON CLAIMS FOR THERAPY SERVICES
11/29/2010HBMASGR UPDATE
11/14/2010CMSMM7107 – OUTPATIENT THERAPY CAP VALUES FOR CY 2011
11/05/2010HBMA2010 ELECTION SUMMARY
11/03/2010CMSCMS ANNOUNCES 2011 PAYMENT CHANGES FOR MEDICARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES
11/03/2010CMSCMS SETS 2011 HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER RATES
11/03/2010CMSINCENTIVE PAYMENT UPDATE FOR 2009 PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE (PQRI)
09/30/2010HBMACONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE
09/30/2010NYS WCBTRAINING ON THE MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES
09/24/2010HBMACMS MAKES INFORMATION ABOUT PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE PAYMENT RATES MORE ACCESSIBLE
09/16/2010CMSPECOS DARK DAYS
09/01/2010CMSMM6890 – CHANGE PHYSICIAN SPECIALTY CODE 12 TO OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE
09/01/2010NYS WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD CHAIR ROBERT BELOTEN STATEMENT ON MEDICAL FEE SCHEDULE
08/31/2010HBMAINITIAL EHR CERTIFICATION BODIES NAMED
08/31/2010HBMA INITIAL EHR CERTIFICATION BODIES NAMED
07/27/2010HBMACMS ANNOUNCES NEW PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE
07/23/2010HBMAMAC PROBLEMS PROCESSING POST-SGR FIX CLAIMS
07/13/2010CMSELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) INCENTIVE PROGRAM "MEANINGFUL USE" FINAL RULE (CMS-0033-F)
06/30/2010CMSCMS TO REVIEW PECOS ENROLLMENT PROCESS
06/28/2010CMSMEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE - UPDATE
06/21/2010CMSMEDICARE FEE SCHEDULE UPDATE
06/18/2010HBMASGR UPDATE
06/11/2010HBMAADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION
06/10/2010HBMASGR UPDATE
06/08/2010HBMAUNITEDHEALTHCARE RADIOLOGY PRIOR NOTIFICATION PROGRAM UPDATE
06/01/2010HBMAFTC EXTENDS ENFORCEMENT DEADLINE FOR IDENTITY THEFT RED FLAGS RULE
05/29/2010CMSSGR UPDATE
05/28/2010HBMAFTC EXTENDS ENFORCEMENT DEADLINE FOR IDENTITY THEFT RED FLAGS RULE
05/13/2010MEDICARE PART B[PARTB-OUTREACH] MEDICARE PART B - WEB UPDATES
05/11/2010CMSNEWLY-RELEASED MLN MATTERS ARTICLE REGARDING CHANGES TO MEDICARE CLAIMS SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (TIMELINESS)
05/10/2010CMSMAY 9-15 IS NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK!
04/16/2010CMSTHE CONTINUING EXTENSION ACT OF 2010 EXTENDS ZERO PERCENT MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE (MPFS) UPDATE
04/15/2010HBMASGR UPDATE
04/07/2010AAPRSGR POSTPONEMENT EFFORTS CONTINUE
04/07/2010CMSCENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) PUBLIC WEBSITE ADDRESS CHANGE
04/06/2010HBMANEW FROM THE MEDICARE LEARNING NETWORK
04/01/2010CMSTIMELY FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE CLAIMS
04/01/2010CMSNEW DATA FORMAT FOR MEDICARE NATIONAL CORRECT CODING INITIATIVE EDIT FILES
03/22/2010HBMAHCR
03/17/2010HBMAOCR POSTS NOTICE RE: ENFORCEMENT DELAY
03/12/2010AAPCOIG TESTIMONY HINTS TO 2011 WORK PLAN
03/12/2010AAPCPRESIDENT OBAMA CRACKS DOWN ON HEALTH CARE FRAUD
03/12/2010AAPCCMS CLARIFIES CONSULT CODE REPORTING
03/11/2010AAPCSENATE VOTES TO FURTHER DELAY PAY CUT
03/11/2010HBMAMEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE
03/09/2010CMSUNAVAILABILITY OF INTERNET-BASED PECOS MONDAY, MARCH 29 THROUGH MONDAY, APRIL 5
03/03/2010CMSEXTENSION OF THE ZERO PERCENT (0%) UPDATE TO THE 2010 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE (MPFS) AND RETROSPECTIVE RESTORATION OF THERAPY CAP EXCEPTIONS
03/03/2010CMSTHE THERAPY CAP EXCEPTION PROCESS EXTENDED UNDER THE "TEMPORARY EXTENSION ACT OF 2010
03/03/2010HBMATEMPORARY SGR AND THERAPY CAP "FIXES" APPROVED IN SENATE
03/01/2010HBMAHCR AND SGR UPDATE
02/27/2010CMSNEWS FROM CMS
02/26/2010HBMASGR UPDATE
02/23/2010HBMASGR UPDATE
02/22/2010HBMAHITECH MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/17/2010HBMAMEDICARE CLAIMS CROSSOVER TO SUPPLEMENTAL PAYER PROBLEM
02/16/2010HBMASGR AND THERAPY CAPS – WHERE IS CONGRESS?
02/16/2010HBMAWASHINGTON REPORT –JANUARY 2010 (PART 1)
02/16/2010HBMAWASHINGTON REPORT –JANUARY 2010 (PART 2)
02/16/2010HBMAWASHINGTON REPORT –JANUARY 2010 (PART 3)
02/16/2010HBMAWASHINGTON REPORT –JANUARY 2010 (PART 4)
02/08/2010CMSTHERAPY CAP VALUESFOR CALENDAR YEAR 2010
01/11/2010CMSOUTPATIENT THERAPY CAP INFORMATION
12/31/2009HBMAPLACE OF SERVICE (POS)-MEDICARE TRANSMITTALS 1823 & 1873
12/23/2009HBMACMS UPDATE ON 2010 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE PAYMENT
12/21/2009HBMASGR CUT DELAYED
12/18/2009HBMACONSULTATION CODES-CMS
12/15/2009HBMACMS TRANSMITTALS 1823 & 1873
12/15/2009HBMASGR UPDATE
11/21/2009HBMADELAY IN IMPLEMENTING PHASE 2 OF CHANGE REQUESTS (CRS) 6417 AND 6421
11/21/2009HBMAHEALTHCARE REFORM WEEKLY UPDATE
11/18/2009MEDICARE PART B EDI LIST [PART B-EDI] THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - EDI AVAILABILITY
11/08/2009CMSMEDICARE TO NO LONGER ACCEPT CONSULT CODES BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2010
08/28/2009MEDICARE PART B EDI LIST LABOR DAY HOLIDAY - EDI AVAILABILITY PART B
07/09/2009HBMAWHY MORE DOCTORS SHOULD USE NPS AND PAS -- AND WHY THEY DON'T
07/01/2009HBMANEWS ALERT: CMS 2010 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE
07/01/2009MEDICARE EDI SERVICES DEPARTMENT ATTENTION ALL PART B EDI CUSTOMERS
06/19/2009HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEESCAM ALERT
06/19/2009MEDICARE EDI SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT HIGHMARK MEDIC[PARTA-OUTREACH] THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN- ONE DAY TO THE FISS MERGE!
06/17/2009MEDSCAPE BUSINESS OF MEDICINEBEST WAYS TO DEAL WITH NONCOMPLIANT PATIENTS
06/03/2009HBMACMS TO HOST PROVIDER EDUCATION CALL ON HIPAA VERSION 5010 - JUNE 9, 2009
05/01/2009HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE FTC ANNOUNCES DELAY IN RED FLAG RULES ENFORCEMENT
05/01/2009HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE RED FLAG RULES OBSERVATION FROM HBMA GENERAL COUNSEL
04/06/2009REUTERSAMA SUES WELLPOINT OVER REIMBURSEMENTS
03/09/2009NEW YORK STATE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARDWCB NEWS
03/03/2009HBMAENHANCEMENTS/UPDATES TO NPPES EFFECTIVE MARCH 7, 2009
02/18/2009HBMAEHR INCENTIVE SUMMARY
02/17/2009CMSIMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MANAGING YOUR PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE (PQRI) EMAIL UPDATES!
02/17/2009HBMAECONOMIC STIMULUS - TAX
02/06/2009CMS2009 PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE NATIONAL PROVIDER QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
02/04/2009CMSFEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
02/01/2009CMS2009 E-PRESCRIBING INCENTIVE PROGRAM MADE SIMPLE
01/30/2009HBMANEW PQRI PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
01/28/2009CMSTHE EXPANDED BENEFITS BROCHURE NOW READY TO ORDER FROM THE CMS MEDICARE LEARNING NETWORK
01/28/2009CMSINITIAL PREVENTIVE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (IPPE) RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE IN A LAMINATED CHART OR TEAR OFF PAD
01/22/2009CMSDURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, AND SUPPLIES (DMEPOS) ACCREDITATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
01/16/2009AAPCICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION DATE ANNOUNCED
01/16/2009CMSCMS ISSUES THREE NATIONAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM PREVENTABLE SURGICAL ERRORS
01/13/2009CMSREVISIONS TO FACT SHEETS AND BROCHURE ON MEDICARE ENROLLMENT REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES
01/07/2009HBMAMEDICARE NEWS
01/06/2009CMSREVIEW OF NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY (NPWT) DEVICES
01/05/2009HBMAPECOS ONLINE
12/29/2008HBMAINTERNET-BASED MEDICARE ENROLLMENT EXPANDED FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIANS & NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS
12/29/2008HBMAINTERNET-BASED MEDICARE ENROLLMENT EXPANDED FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIANS & NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS
12/25/2008HBMANEW FROM THE MEDICARE LEARNING NETWORK
12/14/2008CMSNOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: "MEDICARE'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE E-PRESCRIBING INCENTIVE PROGRAM"
12/14/2008HBMAREMINDER NOTICE: 2008 PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE (PQRI) NATIONAL PROVIDER CALL
12/03/2008MEDSCAPE TODAYOBAMA PICKS DASCHLE FOR HHS SECRETARY
12/02/2008CMSREGISTRATION EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 4, 2008 FOR PHYSICIAN VALUE-BASED PURCHASING PLAN LISTENING SESSION
11/18/2008CMSMM6258 – UPDATE TO MEDICARE DEDUCTIBLE, COINSURANCE AND PREMIUM RATES FOR 2009
11/14/2008CMSNEW MLN MATTERS ARTICLE ON PREPARING FOR A TRANSITION FROM AN FI/CARRIER TO A MEDICARE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTOR (MAC)
11/11/2008WEBMDOBAMA WINS: WHAT IT MEANS FOR HEALTHCARE
11/08/2008HBMATHE 2008 ELECTION; WHAT’S NEXT
11/07/2008CMSSPECIAL EDITION MLN MATTERS ARTICLE: 2008 - 2009 INFLUENZA (FLU) SEASON RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
11/06/2008HBMARECOVERY AUDIT CONTRACTOR UPDATE
10/21/2008CMSICD-10-CLINICAL MODIFICATION/PROCEDURE CODING SYSTEM FACT SHEET
10/16/2008CMSNATIONAL PLAN AND PROVIDER ENUMERATION SYSTEM (NPPES) - KEEPING IT SAFE AND KEEPING IT UPDATED
10/16/2008CMSCMS ANNOUNCES RACS
10/15/2008HBMAHHS PROPOSES MANDATED USE OF ICD-10 AND OTHER TRANSACTION CODESET STANDARDS
10/12/2008CMSMEDICARE PUBLISHES BILLING EDITS TO REDUCE PAYMENT ERRORS
10/12/2008HBMAA NETWORK OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTERS HAS AGREED TO PAY $1.89 MILLION IN A CIVIL AGREEMENT TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS THAT IT VIOLATED THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT
10/02/2008AAPCWATCH HOW YOU CODE FOR FACET JOINT INJECTIONS
09/28/2008CMSBEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2008 YOUR MEDICARE PAYMENTS COULD BE REDUCED IF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) NEEDS TO COLLECT OVERDUE TAXES THAT YOU OWE
09/28/2008HBMANPPES - KEEPING IT SAFE AND KEEPING IT UPDATED
09/19/2008CMSSEPTEMBER 21 – 27, 2008 IS NATIONAL ADULT IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS WEEK.
09/04/2008AAPCCODING TIPS
08/23/2008AAPCIMAGING COVERAGE DENIALS ON THE RISE
08/23/2008AAPCDMEPOS FRAUD OUT OF CONTROL
08/23/2008AAPCAMA OFFERS EHR GUIDANCE
08/23/2008HEALTH IMAGING NEWSFEDERAL PANEL: STOP SCREENING MEN AT AGE 75 FOR PROSTATE CANCER
08/21/2008CMSYOUR MEDICARE PAYMENTS COULD BE REDUCED IF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) NEEDS TO COLLECT OVERDUE TAXES THAT YOU OWE
08/04/2008CMSNATIONAL PLAN AND PROVIDER ENUMERATION SYSTEM (NPPES) & THE NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFER (NPI) REGISTRY WILL BE UNAVAILABLE ON AUGUST 10TH
08/04/2008CMSAUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
07/24/2008MEDSCAPEDOES PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE THE QUALITY OF CARE?
07/22/2008CMSSE0815 – REMINDER THAT EXCEPTIONS TO THERAPY CAPS ARE RESTRICTED AS OF JULY 1
07/19/2008CMSCMS NEWS - NEW REPORT SHOWS CMS PILOT PROGRAM SAVING NEARLY $700 MILLION IN IMPROPER MEDICARE PAYMENTS
07/19/2008HBMASUMMARY OF MAJOR PROVISIONS
07/19/2008HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEESUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENTS OF THE 10.6% FEE REDUCTION
07/19/2008HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE LATE BREAKING NEWS FROM CMS
07/17/2008CMSCONGRESS PASSES MEDICARE FEE FIX FOR REMAINDER OF 2008 – AND NIXES ADDITIONAL CUT FOR 2009
06/30/2008CMSMEDICARE FEE SCHEDULE UPDATE
06/02/2008THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS NEWS
06/02/2008THE LOS ANGELES TIMESHEALTH INSURER TIED BONUSES TO DROPPING SICK POLICYHOLDERS
04/24/2008CMSMAY 23RD IS ONLY 4 WEEKS AWAY - ARE YOU PREPARED?
03/20/2008CMSNPI: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEDICARE FFS PROVIDER
03/19/2008CMSBILL INTRODUCED TO REVERSE MEDICARE CUTS
03/07/2008CMSWHAT TO DO IF YOUR 837P OR CMS-1500 MEDICARE CLAIM REJECTS & MORE
03/04/2008CMSCMS PROGRAM IDENTIFIES $371.5 MILLION IN IMPROPER MEDICARE PAYMENTS IN THREE STATES
02/25/2008CMSCOMPREHENSIVE OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITY (CORF) BILLING REQUIREMENT UPDATES FOR FY 2008
02/21/2008CMSIMPORTANT NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIER REMINDERS FOR FEE-FOR-SERVICE MEDICARE PROVIDERS
02/05/2008CMSATTENTION FEE-FOR-SERVICE (FFS) MEDICARE PHYSICIANS, NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS & OTHER SUPPLIERS!
01/24/2008DESICION HEALTH RESOUNDING "NO": MEDICARE ANSWERS PAYMENT QUESTION FOR NEW PHONE/ONLINE CODES
01/22/2008CMSOUTPATIENT THERAPY CAPS WITH EXCEPTIONS START JANUARY 1, 2008
01/11/2008CMSANOTHER UPDATE REGARDING THE NEW 2008 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AMOUNTS
01/08/2008CMSUPDATE: NEW 2008 PAYMENT RATES FOR SERVICES PAID UNDER THE MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AND THE EXTENSION OF THE PARTICIPATION DECISION PERIOD
01/08/2008HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEENEW 2008 PAYMENT RATES-MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE
01/05/2008HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEEPQRI UPDATES
01/03/2008CMSMM5830 UPDATE TO MEDICARE DEDUCTIBLE, COINSURANCE AND PREMIUM RATES FOR 2008
01/02/2008CONGRESS MEDICARE 2008 RATES
12/20/2007CMSTHE NPI IS HERE. THE NPI IS NOW. ARE YOU USING IT?
12/03/2007FROM THE ROAD BY DAVE JAKIELODON'T TRY THIS AT HOME. WHY DOCTORS SHOULD OUTSOURCE THEIR BILLING
11/26/2007CMSNPI: SSNS SHOULD NOT BE REPORTED IN FOIA-DISCLOSABLE NPPES FIELDS, PROPER PLACEMENT OF MEDICARE LEGACY IDS IN NPPES & MUCH MORE
11/23/2007CMSUPDATED EXPANDED BENEFITS WEB-BASED TRAINING COURSE
11/10/2007CMS2007 PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE (PQRI) UPDATE
11/10/2007CMSREQUIREMENT TO UPDATE INFORMATION IN THE NATIONAL PLAN AND PROVIDER ENUMERATION SYSTEM (NPPES)
11/04/2007HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEENEW STEPS TO ENCOURAGE EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY FOR MEDICARE HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES IN 2008
11/04/2007HBMA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEETHE NPI IS HERE. THE NPI IS NOW. ARE YOU USING IT?
10/29/2007DEPARTMENT OF HELTH AND HUMAN SERVICESENTIRE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL WORK PLAN FOR 2008
10/25/2007CMSTHE NPI IS HERE. THE NPI IS NOW. ARE YOU USING IT?
10/24/2007AAPCGET A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT THE OIG WILL BE UP TO IN 2008
10/24/2007AAPCCMS REVISES 2008 PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS
10/16/2007CMS2008 MEDICARE PREMIUM & DEDUCTIBLE INFORMATION & UPDATE ON MEDICAID TAMPER PROOF PRESCRIPTIONS
10/13/2007CMSMEDLEARN MATTERS/ NPI ISSUES
10/12/2007CMSIMPORTANT NPI AND ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIANS AND NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS
10/07/2007NY TIMESMEDICARE AUDITS SHOW PROBLEMS IN PRIVATE PLANS
10/02/2007CMSNPI: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR INSTITUTIONAL PROVIDERS + PROVIDER ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
10/02/2007CMSMASS IMMUNIZER & CENTRALIZED BILLER CLARIFICATION
10/01/2007CMSMEDICARE PROVIDER FEEDBACK GROUP TOWN HALL MEETING
10/01/2007CMSOCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
09/27/2007CMSSEPTEMBER 23 - 29, 2007 IS NATIONAL ADULT IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS WEEK
09/25/2007CMSMEDICARE PART B DRUG COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION PROGRAM (CAP): 2008 PHYSICIAN ELECTION
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02/27/2007UNITED HEALTHCARE UNITED HEALTHCARE OUT OF NETWORK PAYMENTS TO GO TO PATIENT IN 2007
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09/09/2005GOVT HEALTH IT FREE EHR SOFTWARE IS ON HOLD
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09/06/2005CMSFIRST NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MEDICARE CONTRACTOR PROVIDER SATISFACTION SURVEY (MCPSS) IN JANUARY 2006.
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04/18/2004NEW YORK TIMESTHE END OF PRIMARY CARE
03/31/2004DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOIG ALERTS PHYSICIANS ABOUT ADDED CHARGES FOR COVERED SERVICES
03/31/2004OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERALOIG ALERTS PHYSICIANS ABOUT ADDED CHARGES FOR COVERED SERVICES
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