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CMS makes change to Objective 9 for 2016

Meaningful Use: Objective 9 – Secure Electronic Messaging Important Changes! CMS has made changes to Objective 9 for 2016! Objective: Use secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information. Measure: For an EHR reporting period in 2016, for at least 1 patient seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period, a […]

Rural Health Care HCPCS codes deadline April 1st

Beginning on April 1, 2016, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are required to report the appropriate HCPCS code for each service line along with a revenue code on their Medicare claims. Services furnished through March 31, 2016, should be billed without a HCPCS code under the previous guidelines. To read the full Medicare notification visit: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM9269.pdf

Medicare EHR Hardship Application Deadline has been extended!

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Exemption Application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2016. The new deadline includes Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. For more information and instructions on the hardship exemption process please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html

Medicare Revalidations – Missing the deadline can cost you money this year!

Medicare Providers: During the revalidation process if a provider fails to meet the revalidation deadline they will be deactivated without the ability to bill retroactively for the services while they are deactivated. Providers should get a notice of the due date for revalidation BUT if you do not get the notice from your MAC to […]

Medicaid EFT & ERA Release Date Changes

Important Changes coming to EFT and 835 electronic remittance advices (ERAs) Effective beginning July 24th, 2015, Medicaid will no longer offer immediate ERA 835 access. 835 ERAs will now be released within 3 business days of the release of the EFTs. Example from Medicaid BEGINNING ON JULY 24th, 2015: Check write is on Friday 7/24/15 […]

Hardship Exemption Deadline – July 1st

Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption – Deadline is July 1st Medicare eligible professionals who did not successfully meet Meaningful Use in 2014 have until July 1st, 2015 to file a 2016 hardship exemption to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment. The 2016 hardship exemption application and instructions can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html 2016 Hardship Exemption Instructions: 2016 […]