Google+ Blog - Page 19 of 19 - Nancy Beckley & Associates : Nancy Beckley & Associates
Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Google Plus Connect on LinkedIn

Speech Language Pathologist Payment Policy Announced

May 4, 2009 0 Comments
Speech Language Pathologist Payment Policy Announced

CMS has released CR 6381, and the corresponding Transmittal R106BP to the Medicare Benefits Policy Manual and Transmittal R1717CP to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual.  CMS announces that Medicare will begin paying for appropriate claims submitted by enrolled speech-language pathologists for services provided in private practice on or after July 1, 2009.  According to CMS: […]

Continue Reading »

CMS Posts RAC Open Door Forum Part A Call Transcript

April 24, 2009 0 Comments
CMS Posts RAC Open Door Forum Part A Call Transcript

CMS has posted the call transcript from the RAC Special Open Door Forum for Part A Provider, held on April 8th.  While originally scheduled to be posted on April 16th, it is now posted and should be available for 30 days according CMS comments.  The RAC Special Open Door Forum for Part B was scheduled […]

Continue Reading »

RAC Contractors Update Provider Outreach Schedule

April 24, 2009 1 Comment
RAC Contractors Update Provider Outreach Schedule

The Provider Outreach Schedule has been updated at the CMS RAC website.  It has grown from 3 pages (originally listed in March) to six pages, updating meetings in Regions A, B, C and D.  Meetings hosted by the hospital associations and medical societies may only be open to members of those associations.  On the new […]

Continue Reading »

The Ho-Hum (yawn) of HIPAA, or Not!

March 28, 2009 0 Comments
The Ho-Hum (yawn) of HIPAA, or Not!

For nearly six years providers have been notifying patients of their HIPAA Privacy Practices and Polices. In the course of compliance consulting with several clients I was asked to review their HIPAA policies. Most smaller provider took the path of least resistance when implementing their Privacy policies and used standard “template” policies and forms, as […]

Continue Reading »

Subscribing and Sharing Our Rehab Updates

March 24, 2009 1 Comment
Subscribing and Sharing Our Rehab Updates

Thank you for visting The Rehab Compliance Experts.  Our goal is to provide useful and up to date information to the rehab community with a focus on the regulatory environment with a particular focus on Medicare related issues.   We invite your comments to posts by clicking on the “Comments” link below each post.

Continue Reading »

SLPs Can Now Have Independent Standing with Medicare

March 24, 2009 0 Comments
SLPs Can Now Have Independent Standing with Medicare

For the first time Speech Language Pathologists may now apply to have independent supplier standing with Medicare.  This will put SLPs on a par with private practice physical and occupational therapists.  While there are many SLPs in private practice today, they have not been able to participate in the Medicare program as an independent pracitioner.   […]

Continue Reading »

Recovery Audit Contractors – Provider Outreach Schedule Posted

March 24, 2009 0 Comments
Recovery Audit Contractors – Provider Outreach Schedule Posted

CMS posted the updated Provider Outreach Schedule to the CMS RAC website last Friday.    The Outreach Schedule includes the following by Region: Region A:  New York Region B:  Michigan, Minnesota Region C:  South Carolina, Florida, Georgia Region D:  Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana The focus of the scheduled sessions is […]

Continue Reading »

NARA Spring Meeting

March 19, 2009 0 Comments
NARA Spring Meeting

The National Association of Rehab Agencies’ spring meeting is in Washinton D.C. May 13-15.  This is dubbed as the legislative meeting, and the focus will be on the political, legislative and regulatory atmosphere for the coming year.  Further information can be found at http://www.naranet.org

Continue Reading »

Delay in Certifications for Rehab Agencies & CORFs

March 18, 2009 0 Comments
Delay in Certifications for Rehab Agencies & CORFs

Rehab Agencies (sometimes known as “ORFs”) and Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs) are still listed as a Tier 4 priority in Medicare’s survey and certification priorities.  New providers are finding that their initial application with their fiscal intermediary or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) may have been approved, but their State Agency that is contracted to […]

Continue Reading »

The Rehab Compliance Experts

March 18, 2009 0 Comments
The Rehab Compliance Experts

Welcome to Bloomingdale Consulting Group’s Blog.   Feature blog posts will focus on items of interest to the rehabiltiation community.

Continue Reading »