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Avoid a 2% Penalty for Not Using eRx

Medicare E-Prescription Payment Adjustment 2013-2014

To avoid a 2% penalty on all Medicare Part B claims in 2014, physicians must by June 30, 2013, report e-prescribing activity using measure code G8553 with at least 10 fee-for-service claims between January 1 and June 30, 2013. This is true even for physicians who are already reporting through an electronic health record (EHR) system. Read more

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CMS Temporarily Delays Implementation of Ordering and Referring Denial Edits

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - CMS

Due to technical issues, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily delayed implementation the ordering and referring denial edits originally planned for May 1, 2013. A new implementation date has not yet been announced. Despite the delay, we urge physicians who refer or order services for Medicare beneficiaries to enroll with Medicare Read more

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Palmetto GBA’s Appeal Denied Again, Noridian Will Be The New Contractor!

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The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has denied two protests that were filed challenging a decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to award the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) contract for Medicare Parts A and B in Jurisdiction E to Noridian Administrative Services. CMS and Noridian will now move forward to implement Read more

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Medicare is Reorganizing, How Will This Affect You?

Map of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC)

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) authorized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make significant changes to the Medicare fee-for-service program’s administrative structure that will make the Medicare program “dynamic, competitive and performance-based”.  Subsequently, CMS replaced the fiscal intermediary (FI) and carrier contracts and integrated the administration Read more

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