Hey, CMS has decided to give a 90-day discretion period for all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities – Enjoy this article from the AAPC. http://news.aapc.com/index.php/2011/12/5010-given-grace-period/ Steve Adams, MCS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, PCS, FCS, COA
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If you are interested in premium increases with the new health care legislation, consider this letter from HHS Director Sebelius to the Governor of California – Steve Adams http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/05/20100505a.html
Recoupment is the act of recovery by a Medicare contractor—such as National Government Services or by a recovery audit contractor (RAC)—of any outstanding Medicare debt by reducing present or future Medicare remittance advice payments and applying the amount withheld to the indebtedness. It applies to the recovery of funds for all Medicare Part A and Medicare [...]
This article is from Trailblazers and address the issue of the 21.2% medicare cuts – Senate voted last night to freeze rates, I went to bed before seeing what the House did (see they have to vote on the bill again because the Senate changed it alittle). Good news, however, it does look like it [...]