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Hardship Exemptions Possible F or Medicare EHR Reimbursement Reductions
By the FCA Help Desk   
Thursday, 03 March 2016
If you will not be attesting to or meeting Meaningful Use through the implementation of a certified Electronic Health Record during 2015, you may be eligible for a "Hardship Exemption" that would avoid that reimbursement reduction in 2017. The deadline for applying for this exemption has been moved to July 1,2016.
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PQRS 2016 Reporting Measures for Chiropractic Physicians Available
By the FCA Help Desk   
Monday, 21 December 2015
The ACA has posted the 2016 PQRS measures for Chiropractic Physicians.  The codes and additional information are available through this link.
 
FCSO Is Promoting Electronic Remittance Advices
By the FCA Help Desk   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

First Coast Service Options, the Florida Medicare Contractor for Regular/Original Medicare claims, is encouraging providers that are currently receiving paper Remittance Advices (EOB's) to sign up for Electronic Remittance Advices.  We are assured that this remains voluntary, but offers the benefits of electronic technology.  Read further to learn more and view the notice from First Coast.

 

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Senate Clears Legislation to Prevent Medicare Payment Cuts
By the American Chiropractic Association   
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Chiropractic documentation education, new quality-reporting incentives included in measure
 
Arlington, Va. - The U.S. Senate, following the earlier lead of the House, late last night passed a long-awaited "permanent fix" to the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to determine provider reimbursement levels under the federal Medicare program. The plan would give physicians treating Medicare patients, including doctors of chiropractic (DCs), an annual payment increase of 0.5 percent for the next five years, with value-based payments starting after that time. 
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3-month Medicare payment update approved for Jan. 1
By the American Chiropractic Association   
Friday, 20 December 2013
(From an ACA Release) Congress has adopted a 0.5 percent update to Medicare payments for three months, following a bipartisan vote of 64 to 36 in the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon. The president is expected to sign the legislation Friday.
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Meaningful Use Deadline Pushed Back One Year
By the American Chiropractic Association   
Friday, 20 December 2013
(From ACA Week in Review of December 19, 2013)  On Friday, Dec. 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension of the deadline for doctors and hospitals to meet standards for use of electronic health records (EHRs). Health care providers will have until the end of 2016 to meet stage two criteria for making meaningful use of electronic records. This pushes the stage three start date for the earliest adopters of EHRs back one year to 2017.
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First reports received: OIG Medicare audit activity has begun
By FCA   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Throughout 2013, there have been warnings of increased audit activity in Medicare. It has now been reported to the FCA that seven chiropractic physicians in one state received a letter from the OIG requesting records from 2012.

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Florida Medicaid Health Care Alert August 2013
By The FCA   
Monday, 12 August 2013

Provider Type(s): ALL

Provider Training: Florida Medicaid Provider General Handbook,

Chapter 5: Medicaid Abuse and Fraud

The Bureau of Medicaid Services is offering training on the Florida Medicaid Provider General Handbook, Chapter 5: Medicaid Abuse and Fraud.  The training session will be conducted via webinar on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.  By attending this training participants will increase their knowledge about Medicaid provider’s responsibilities regarding claims submission and prevention of fraud and abuse of the Medicaid program.
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ACA Reports: New 1500 Claim Form Receives Final Approval
By ACAtoday.org   
Friday, 28 June 2013

              (From the ACA “Week In Review” of 06/27/2013) On June 17 , the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) announced  final approval of the Version 02/12 1500 Claim Form by the Office of Management and Budget. NUCC began revisions of the 1500 claim form in 2009 in order to accommodate reporting needs for ICD-10 and Version 5010. 

 

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Members Achieve Success with Medicare Enrollment, Thanks to FCA Webinar
By The FCA   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013
 The FCA is receiving reports of members completing their Medicare enrollment successfully and more quickly when they follow the steps outlined in the FCA webinar, “Medicare Enrollment and Validation.” (see link below)  
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