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FCA Member Bulletin
By The FCA   
Friday, 17 February 2012

FCA Represented in Thursday’s PIP Coalition Press Conference


            Here are links to coverage of the PIP Coalition news conference on Thursday, February 16th, in which the FCA participated:



Congress Extends Payroll Tax Bill, Averts Cut in Medicare Reimbursement

            (From an ACA Member Alert of February 17th) On Feb. 17, just 12 days before the two-month extension was set to expire, Congress voted again to extend a Payroll Tax Bill for the remaining 10 months of 2012. The passage of the package averts the 27.4 percent cut in reimbursement to Medicare providers, including doctors of chiropractic. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation in short order. Please be on the alert for more information about how this will affect reimbursement rates for 2012 as it becomes available.



CMS Upgrades Medicare Provider Enrollment System

            (Reprinted from a CMS Release) Over the last year, we have listened to your feedback about the Medicare online enrollment system, PECOS (“Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System”). As a result, we’ve made upgrades in order to reduce data entry time and increase access to information.
Providers and staff using internet-based PECOS will now see the following improvements: Click here to read the notice in its entirety.