Medicare Administrative Contractors

Information security improves at Medicare contractors: OIG

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Information security at nine selected Medicare administrative contractors, at least as of two years ago, was improving, according to a recent report by the Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

Long-term care providers would receive more education from auditors under draft Medicare bill

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Medicare auditors would boost outreach and education efforts to long-term care and other providers under the provisions of a draft bill introduced Thursday by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the Ways and Means health subcommittee.

CMS memo explains four-part testing approach for ICD-10 implementation

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A new transmittal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides details about its four-part approach to implementing ICD-10 codes for Medicare fee-for-service claims. Medicare providers will be required to use these codes for dates of service on and after Oct. 1, 2014.

CMS needs to improve oversight of Medicare contractors' error rate reduction plans, report says

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Too many Medicare providers are receiving improper payments, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should clamp down by doing a better job overseeing its contractors' error rate reduction plans, according to a new government report.

Faster payments for 'trusted' providers?

Faster payments for 'trusted' providers?

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Rep. Roger W. Williams (R-TX) has introduced a "trusted provider" bill in the House of Representatives. The measure would give Medicare claim review protections for those who pose a lower risk of submitting fraudulent claims.

Ask the payment expert ... about PEPPER reports

Ask the payment expert ... about PEPPER reports

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What can you tell us about PEPPER reports?

GAO: Review process rushed

GAO: Review process rushed

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Medicare Administrative Contractors started a manual review process for outpatient therapy claims too quickly, setting the stage for chaos in late 2012, a government review has revealed.

Government report describes bungled manual review process for therapy claims

Government report describes bungled manual review process for therapy claims

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There was no timely guidance for therapy contractors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. That resulted in a struggle to implement manual reviews for outpatient therapy claims at the end of 2012, the report says.

CMS wants burdens eased

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Providers will have their say about the future of Medicare Administrative Contractors.

CMS angling to ease providers' burdens from Medicare Administrative Contractors

CMS angling to ease providers' burdens from Medicare Administrative Contractors

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking providers to help figure out a way to make demands from Medicare Administrative Contractors less burdensome.

OIG: Medicare contractors, antipsychotics in SNFs to get a closer look

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The Medicare contractors keeping close tabs on long-term care facilities will be subject to oversight too, according to a federal working plan released this week.