News from Medicare on the 2012 Fee Schedule. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
You could get more time to prepare for the industry switch to ICD-10. CMS announced it would reconsider the current ICD-10 timeline, in which the entire health care industry would have to comply by Oct. 1, 2013, at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) National Advocacy Conference in Washington Tuesday.
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.
Recently, First Coast Service Options, Inc., (FCSO) had a teleconference call with the FCA regarding changes affecting Florida Chiropractic services. This call explained the recent questions from many members who were already receiving denials without any review of records. FCSO confirmed that we should anticipate an increase in these front-end denials. So, what does it mean to you and what can you do?
For providers enrolling for the first time, updating information or re-validating, the internet based system, PECOS, now facilitates submitting electronic signatures.
If you are not already receiving Medicare payments electronically, please read below. Incoming calls indicate this has become urgent for those still receiving paper checks.
Medicare to Automatically Convert Format 4010A1 Electronic Remittance Advice (835) to X12 Version 5010 Effective August 1, 2012.