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2019 Medicare Fee Schedule, MIPS Update, and More »
2019 Medicare Fee Schedule, MIPS Update, and More   A few weeks ago, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Releases Quality Payment Updates for 2019 »
Medicare Releases Quality Payment Updates for 2019   On November 1, 2019, year 3 of the Medicare Quality...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don’t Be Confused About Medicare »
Don’t Be Confused About Medicare   I am always surprised by the amount of misinformation out there when i...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avoid Duplication of Diagnoses​ »
Avoid Duplication of Diagnoses   Although multiple segments or regions may be involved in the cause of a pa...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Cards Arriving in Illinois »
New Medicare Cards Arriving in Illinois Medicare is now in full swing of changing their patient cards. In fact,...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Equality – How to Get Involved »
Medicare Equality – How to Get Involved Illinois’ Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), National Government...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Are Chiropractic Physicians Able to Opt-Out of Medicare? »
The answer typically seems easy – No.   Chiropractic Physicians are not allowed to opt-out of Medicare.  ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Fees Increase (for some) »
Medicare Fees Increase (for some)   Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on 2/9/2018, changing t...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Requiring Modifier GP on Physical Therapy Services »
Medicare Requiring Modifier GP on Physical Therapy Services On January 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and M...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Finalizes Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2018 »
CMS Finalizes Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2018 On November 2nd, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Se...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design »
CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released ima...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Revalidation Announcement »
Medicare Revalidation Announcement   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced that they...
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Eases Eligibility Threshold Again on MIPS Participation »
CMS Eases Eligibility Threshold Again on MIPS Participation   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEW Mandatory ABN Form to Take Effect June 21, 2017 »
NEW Mandatory ABN Form to Take Effect June 21, 2017   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Announces New Cards to Be Issued »
Medicare Announces New Cards to Be Issued   Identity theft has become a major problem in the United States....
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Strategic Health Solutions Audits Chiropractic Medicare Records »
Strategic Health Solutions, a contractor working for Medicare, is auditing chiropractic records throughout the United Stat...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Statistics »
Have you ever wondered how you rate against other providers in the Medicare world? Good news, Medicare releases massive da...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare’s Quality Payment Program »
Medicare’s Quality Payment Program:   Getting Paid for Value Instead of Volume   The government has...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opting Out of Medicare »
Mastering Medicare: When Opting Out is not an Option   Editor's Note: Originally posted on 9/22/2016.  U...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are Your Spinal Screening Tests Legal? »
Editor's Note: Originally posted on 6/1/2010.  Updated with OIG's 12/7/2016 Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Valu...
Friday, April 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Necessity Requirements »
CMS Clarifies Medical Necessity Requirements   On December 23, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser...
Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Post ICD-10: Implementation »
Post ICD-10 Implementation Strategies   On October 1, 2015, we entered into a new phase of our careers with...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Confused about the New Medicare LCD? »
The Illinois Chiropractic Society is continually working to ensure our members have the latest information.  As we an...
Thursday, October 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NGS Changes Chiropractic LCD »
The ICS previously announced that NGS would be making significant changes to the chiropractic Local Carrier Determination...
Monday, June 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are Your Medicare Notes Functional »
Many are seeing increased denials of care for medical necessity in Medicare.    A closer look at the reasons fo...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
59 Modifier Comes Under Fire in Medicare »
In an effort to decrease abuse of billing for procedures, the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits were develop...
Thursday, March 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is PQRS Really Worth It? »
As the nearly 77 million Baby Boomers (born 1946 – 1964) continue to age, the population age 65 and over is projected to d...
Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
EHR Audits on the Rise »
In January 2014 the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced that electronic he...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get, Ready, Audits are on the Rise »
The Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) have the respo...
Monday, December 2, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can You Opt out of Medicare »
The recent changes in health care have prompted talk of doctors choosing to opt out of the Medicare program. Is this a v...
Friday, October 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
NGS Takes Over Medicare in Illinois: More of the Same? »
On September 7, 2013, National Government Services (NGS) took over the contract as carrier for processing claims and adju...
Monday, April 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mandatory Payment Reductions in the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS Program) - »
From: Medicare   To: All Health Care Professionals, Providers, and SuppliersMandatory Payment Reductions in...
Monday, April 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form Released [Updated] »
The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) announced on February 15, 2013 the implementation of the newest version of the...
Saturday, December 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Program Pays Chiropractors Extra for Pain Reduction and Improvement of ADLs »
Over the past several years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a program for quality care...
Monday, October 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avoding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse »
Recently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General released a new publication booklet,...

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