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Practices that fail to update their enrollment information in a timely fashion after changing practice locations will get a temporary reprieve before the Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) initiates enrollment revocation.
Providers gained an easy path to avoiding meaningful use penalties for the 2015 reporting period, according to recently issued CMS guidance. Specifically, you can cite the meaningful use program’s late-arriving final rule in 2015 as a reason to file a hardship exception, and you won’t need to provide supporting documentation.
Protect yourself and your practice by taking action if an employee steals or harms colleagues or patients or otherwise provides “cause for immediate termination.”
Medicare Advantage plans soon may come under the scrutiny of recovery auditors (RACs), and if the auditors begin recouping money from the plans, the rates you receive may get even worse.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signals with a new guidance document that it will give manufacturers of medical devices more leeway to solve their own medical cybersecurity problems — and experts believe that will get providers more involved in the troubleshooting process.
Providers saw a subtle increase in denial rates for most inpatient codes covering initial and subsequent hospital care from 2011 to 2014, according to an analysis of the most recent Medicare claims data available.
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