Many procedure codes are considered “timed codes,” that is, the number of units are determined by the amount of time spent performing the service. Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 5 clarification included here.
Due to the increase of medical transactions stored online and in the cloud, cyber intrusions will only increase.
Cyber insurance also known as privacy and network security insurance can help cover the costs incurred if your computer system is compromised, or after a data breach which can include a HIPAA …
On September 9, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would begin actively enforcing and would expect full compliance with new DME face-to-face requirements on a date to be announced in Calendar Year 2014. We are publishing this announcement to make clear that the delay …
To avoid liability, it is recommended to routinely check (every 3 months) the LEIE to ensure that new hires and current employees are not on the excluded list.
One of the many parts of the compliance program is to see if your current staff (including yourself, regular staff and associate doctors) have been placed on the OIG (Office of the Inspector General) List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE).
OIG has the authority to exclude individuals and entities from Federally funded health care programs and maintains a list (List of Excluded Individuals and Entities or LEIE)of all currently excluded individuals and entities. Anyone who hires an individual or entity on the LEIE may be subject to monetary penalties.
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The following table shows the A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdictions as of July 2013. For more information about the MAC consolidation program, please refer to the Medicare section in the current ChiroCode DeskBook.
Directory of Medicare Part B Administrators
Medicare Part B Jurisdictions
Contractors/Carriers by State