Has your practice’s newly enrolled provider previously been licensed to practice in another state? Is she still? If so, you must quickly take steps to voluntarily terminate that license when the provider has no plans to practice or renew the license there or you could face a potential problem later, warns consultant Leslie Witkin of Physicians First in Orlando, Fla.
Some Medicare Advantage payers are passing along the 2% sequester cut to providers. Experts say that, in some cases, they shouldn’t — but it will be difficult to challenge the pass-through, especially if you haven’t been careful about the language in your contracts.
If patient debt is a persistent problem for your practice, it may be time to turn to an outside collection agency. But make sure you’re ready for the implications and risks of such a move — and that you don’t wind up trading away your good name for the money.
CMS’ proposed 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule boasts several changes, chief of which are new measures for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. Download Part B News’ tool detailing all 13 proposed quality measures via the “Download file” link.
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