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May 6, 2012
In response to yesterday's release of the White House budget proposal, provider groups are quickly blasting the President's proposed $320 billion cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, fearing repercussions for hospitals and their patients.First announced in September, the federal plan targets $3.8 trillion...
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May 6, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing an immediate recoupment process for demanded overpayments. As it stands, Medicare contractors begin recoupment of an overpayment on day 41 from the date of the initial demand letter. Effective July 1, 2012, however, providers can req...
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May 6, 2012
Effective for claims processed with dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2011, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) providers should report HCPCS Level II code G0010 Administration of hepatitis b vaccine for the administration of hepatitis b vaccine, rather than CPT® 90471 Immunization admin...
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May 6, 2012
Adequate and proper medical documentation is essential for quality medical care. We conduct audits to review practitioner documentation and ensure compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) regulatory requirements and to meet Nat...
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May 6, 2012
As part of President Obama’s commitment to reducing regulatory burden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius today announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10...
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May 6, 2012
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.   Beginning January 1, 2012, physicians,other health care professionals and facilities that participate in the Horizon Managed Care Network may see patients, who are New Jersey residents, enrolled in several new out-of-state national account groups.  All members of th...
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May 6, 2012
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.January 1, 2012Effective January 1, 2012, Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey, Inc. will offer a Special Needs Plan (SNP), Horizon Medicare Blue TotalCare (HMO SNP),to New Jersey residents who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage.This $0 premium plan is de...
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May 6, 2012
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. January 24, 2012In 2012, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will require the use of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). In the first quarter of 2012, we will begin to require the use of EFT for newly credentialed group practices and solo physicians and other he...
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May 6, 2012
  INTERNET - 9/8/2011 In accordance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) directive to include information and opinions from members of the general public as part of the local coverage determination (LCD) process, National Governmen...
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May 6, 2012
  MEDPAGE TODAY - 9/8/2011 The CMS is proposing to offer coverage for behavior modification and weight-loss counseling among older, highly obese Medicare patients. The counseling will involve a weekly primary care office visit in the first month, one...
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May 6, 2012
  HEALTHDAY NEWS - 9/8/2011 A report from the CDC says that about 25% of Americans experienced mental illness in the past year, and experts project that about half will suffer a form of mental illness in their lifetime. The cost of mental illness, in...
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