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Medicare Update for the New Year – Paycut Averted, PQRS, ICD-10, 5010, Medicare Enrollment, eRx, IDTF, EFT & RA






Here is a collection of  the latest Medicare updates to get your New Year off to a good  informed start:

Pay Cut:  Physicians continue to receive 2011 pay rates for an additional two months while lawmakers seek a compromise on a package that could last through the remainder of 2012 (jump to story)

PQRS –  National Provider Call on Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program (jump to story)

ICD-10:  Did you miss the November 17th National Provider Call on ICD-10?  YouTube Slideshow, Podcasts here (jump to story)

5010:  New FAQs for 90 Day Discretionary Enforcement Period of ASC X12 Version 5010 (jump to story

Medicare Enrollment:  Having trouble committing to Medicare this year? You have five more weeks to think about it. (jump to story)

eRx:  The 2012 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program payment adjustment feedback report ain’t gonna happen due to the huge volume of exemptions filed.(jump to story)

IDTF:  Did you get your accreditation to be able to perform the technical component of MRIs, CTs and Nuclear Medicine tests for Medicare patients? (jump to story)

PQRS:  CMS announces the posting of 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System educational products (jump to story)

EFT & RA:  Interim Final Rule Standards for the Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and Remittance Advice transaction (RA) (jump to story)


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CMS Hosts National Provider Call on Accreditation Requirements for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Technical Suppliers

CMS will host a national provider call on the upcoming mandatory accreditation program for all suppliers that furnish the technical component of advanced diagnostic imaging on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST.  Subject matter experts will discuss what the requirements are to meet the Sunday, January 1, 2012, deadline; who these requirements effect; and how to become accredited.  CMS will update information previously discussed on Open Door Forums that will streamline the requirements. See my original post on this topic here.

The target audience for this call includes physician office staff and all Medicare fee-for-service providers; the agenda will include:

  • the law;
  • deadlines;
  • suppliers effected;
  • the accreditation process;
  • the enrollment process; and
  • a question and answer session


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