This Labor Day weekend I had to“ labor” away part of it to satisfy a Medicare requirement. ... I received a fax from a medical supplier saying that Medicare had sent them an,“ additional documentation request” for diabetic supplies for a patient
What is it? A: Congress mandated a new type of audit demonstration program called Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) as part of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act that created Medicare Part D ... The claims are selected at random, but if issues are
Trump said. The report compares prices charged by drug manufacturers in the United States and 16 other countries for 27 drugs that are covered by Part B of Medicare. ... Previous proposals have suggested allowing Medicare to negotiate prices. This idea
QD: News Every Day--federal government targets Medicare fraud. The federal government announced a crackdown on Medicare fraud today, indicting 94 people in five cities. ... Doctors, nurses, patients, and others in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston
Potential Medicare cuts are the top challenge to running a practice, according to a survey. ... participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' EHR meaningful use incentive program.
I heard that there is a new advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) form for Medicare patients. ... Q: I heard that there is a new advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) form for Medicare patients.
They divvy up billions of Medicare and Medicaid dollars and all insurance payers base their reimbursement on these values also. ... The AMA would have to take notice, as would the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
More sunshine on the Medicare data release. I wrote recently about the release of physician billing information by CMS and noted that news organizations had quickly provided tools to look-up ... The tool allows a user to look up any physician who
Medicare Part D--the insurance plan to cover medication for seniors: has it helped? ... Does Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage help? It depends on the patient.
Examination (IPPE), or the Welcome to Medicare exam, for newly enrolled Medicare Part B beneficiaries. ... This benefit is in addition to other Medicare-covered preventive services, e.g.