Not all chiropractors will receive this report. If you do, you are encouraged to look at it closely as it indicates your statistics are considered unusual.
On Monday, September 26, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) centered on Chiropractors who practice in the office setting. It’s a similar study equivalent to the one distributed last fall except this current study will focus on 2010 data and is being sent to 5,000 different Providers.
If you are not already receiving Medicare payments electronically, you should expect First Coast Service Options, Inc. (your Medicare Administrator) to contact you to revalidate your enrollment information. See Medicare notice below.
Have you received notice from Medicare, saying you must REVALIDATE?
The process has changed for those receiving an Overpayment Notice.
Although most physicians are not affected, if you receive a notice of overpayment from Medicare, the process has changed. Follow up letters will not be sent, but the collection process continues.
TIP: Do not ignore or put off looking at communications from CMS, Medicare or First Coast Service Options (FCSO).
With the January 1st compliance deadline quickly approaching, CMS has come out with the following information. This contains links to many helpful resources.
Remember that The 5010 Initiative applies to those offices that transmit protected health information (PHI). Of course, offices that bill electronically are transmitting PHI. The small office exemption will still apply. At this time, those offices with fewer than 10 full time employees (FTE) are exempt from billing electronically.