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Medicare Patient I.D. Cards - Help
Medicare/CMS News
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Medicare has released advice on helping Medicare beneficiaries with their NEW I.D. cards.
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HIPAA and New Medicare I.D. Numbers
Medicare/CMS News
Thursday, 19 April 2018
New Medicare cards are being issued that replace social security numbers with MBI, Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers. See Medicare's alert on keeping these numbers private and secure.
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OIG's Recent Report on Chiropractic Services
Medicare/CMS News
Monday, 05 March 2018

Many chiropractors in Florida have received a copy of a recent report from the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that calls for better controls to prevent fraud, waste and abuse related to chiropractic services in Medicare.  This report is based on services between 2010 and 2014 and provides us two important lessons. 

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2018 Medicare Fee Schedule for DC's
Medicare/CMS Laws & Rules
Monday, 05 March 2018

The 2018 Medicare’s Chiropractic Services Fee Schedule is now available. 

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First Coast Service Options (FCSO) Repayment Letters On Medicare Audit Findings
Medicare/CMS News
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
The FCA has received confirmation from some members that they have received letters from FCSO requesting repayments on audited claims denied by Strategic Health Solutions (SHS). There has also been at least one notice of additional payments received on codes reported as under coded. There are no reports of the repayments including an extrapolation to all payments made in 2015.
 
This is VERY good news.
 
The positive is that there was no extrapolation.  Most chiropractic physicians affected will be dealing with a couple thousand of dollars at most instead of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So what should those doctors who were audited do now?

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New Medicare I.D. numbers coming
Medicare/CMS News
Friday, 16 June 2017
Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. CMS will start mailing new cards to people with Medicare benefits in April 2018. All Medicare cards will be replaced by April 2019. 
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ALERT: Respond Promptly to Request for Revalidation
Medicare/CMS News
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Medicare is beginning the revalidation process again.  If a practitioner or practice fails to respond timely to these requests they will be deactivated AND will not be able to bill Medicare or collect from the patient for services rendered while deactivated. Members are encouraged to alert their staff to look for any correspondence from Medicare or First Coast Service Options and respond urgently.  Revalidations can be time consuming and frustrating.  The financial impact could be significant, however, if not handled with urgency and importance. Continue reading for important links to help you revalidate with greater success.
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Medicare: New ABN form 2017
Medicare/CMS Forms & Resources
Monday, 17 April 2017

ABN Updated for Medicare: Effective as of June 21, 2017

 The Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131 and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The effective date is June 21, 2017.

 

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ABN Form CMS-R-131 Renewal
Medicare/CMS Forms & Resources
Tuesday, 04 April 2017
March 2017:  The ABN, Form CMS-R-131, and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. While there are no changes to the form itself, providers should take note of the newly incorporated expiration date on the form.  With the 2016 PRA submission, a non-substantive change has been made to the ABN. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the form has been revised to include language informing beneficiaries of their rights to CMS nondiscrimination practices and how to request the ABN in an alternative format if needed.  The effective date for use of this ABN form is 6/21/2017. Read more to download the form.
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Websites Providing Medicare Information
Medicare/CMS Forms & Resources
Friday, 27 January 2017

Additional websites of interest for regular Medicare information are:

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