Tuesday February 18, 2014
CMS - February 18, 2014 – CMS is in the procurement process for the next round of Recovery Audit Program contracts.
Friday August 16, 2013
Complying with Medicare Signature Requirements
The attached fact sheet describes common Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Program errors related to signature requirements and provides information on the documentation needed to support a claim submitted to Medicare for medical services.
Click on the pdf below to read the entire document from DHHS.
Thursday May 30, 2013
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) required all Medicare/Medicaid Skilled Nursing Facilities to have an effective Compliance and Ethics Program in place by March 23, 2013.
Friday May 17, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing this article to provide clarification of Federal guidance regarding Section 3108 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), related to physician delegation of certain tasks in SNFs and NFs to NPPs (NPPs are formerly “physician extenders”) such as nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), or clinical nurse specialists (CNSs).
Wednesday May 8, 2013
This updated Special Advisory Bulletin describes the scope and effect of the legal prohibition on payment by Federal health care programs for items or services furnished (1) by an excluded person or (2) at the medical direction or on the prescription of an excluded person.