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CMS New Electronic Submission of Medical Records: esMD

September 29, 2011 4 Comments
CMS New Electronic Submission of Medical Records: esMD

On a recent MonitorMonday podcast sponsored by RACMonitor.com, Melanie Combs-Dyer, Deputy Director of the Compliance Group, CMS Office of Financial Management provided listeners with how the roll out of esMD will take place.  Providers will now be able to submit medical records that have been requested by various contractor electonically, rather than via fax, mail […]

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Compliance Update for Rehab Podcast Now Available

September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Compliance Update for Rehab Podcast Now Available

The third podcast in an annual series with Rehab Management has been posted.  Compliance Update for Rehab Clinics and Practitioners.  This year the podcast contains important update information as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act as well as the impact of other regulatory initiatives to combat fraud and abuse in the Medicare […]

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Safeguard Services Hosts Call for Physical Therapists on Comparative Billing Reports (CBR)

September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Safeguard Services Hosts Call for Physical Therapists on Comparative Billing Reports (CBR)

SafeGuard Services LLC, (SGS) the Medicare program safeguard contractor charged with developing comparative billing reports (CBR) held an informational session this afternoon for physical therapists in private practice who received the report.  This is the second CBR on physical therapists in private practice, and the 8th in a services released by SGS .  The purpose […]

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NGS Announces Physical Therapy Edits on Frequency and Duration

September 16, 2011 0 Comments
NGS Announces Physical Therapy Edits on Frequency and Duration

NGS, one of the largest CMS Medicare Administrative Contractors, has announced that it will implement new edits for physical therapy services billed on the CMS 1500 (of the electronic equivalent).  The new edits are effective September 20, 2011 and will screen for frequency and duration of therapy services not consistent with medical necessity.  Per the […]

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Physical Therapy Role in ACO – Presentation by Tim Richardson

September 6, 2011 0 Comments
Physical Therapy Role in ACO – Presentation by Tim Richardson

A a recent meeting of Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice Tim Richardson presented on how physical therapists can drive practice and in particular their role in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO).   The FLPTPP is a new organization and this was their first meeting. This presentation, while over 100 slides is worth the view if you […]

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