Medicare regulatory reform effort under way

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New Online Rx System Makes UM Student 'Top Entrepreneur' Finalist by University of Maryland Press Releases“(W)e believe that this change is appropriate because the re-enrollment bar in such circumstances often results in unnecessarily harsh consequences for the provider or supplier and causes beneficiary access issues in some cases. We have learned of numerous instances where the provider’s failure to respond to a revalidation request was unintentional; that is, the provider was not aware of the request due to, for instance, misrouted mail or a clerical mistake,” CMS officials noted in the Federal Register notice for the new rule.
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Video: Medicare Benefits Made Clear: News, Reform & Obamacare Exposed!

AuibleRx, Medication information you listen to.: Seniors, Medicare & The Affordable Care Act

These reductions will lead to corresponding savings for beneficiaries through lower co payments and premiums. A slower rate of growth in Medicare is expected to result in a slower rate of growth in beneficiary out-of-pocket payments, and a slower rate of growth in Part B premiums. In addition, the closing of the donut hole will result in large savings for beneficiaries with high levels of prescription drug spending.
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Court: You Can Appeal Medicare Decisions About Hospice Services

That’s a victory of sorts, because it makes it clear that beneficiaries have the right to challenge a hospice provider’s refusal to provide a service that a doctor deems necessary, Mr. Deford said. But it’s disappointing because it doesn’t ensure that people receive a notice of their right to appeal when they enter hospice care, or that any mechanism exists for expedited appeals – an important protection for people who are dying.
Source: nytimes.com

Obama Crows About Private Medicare Provider Success while Bashing GOP Plans

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How Stage 2 makes MU more achievable

A: There are a number of important changes in the final rule, including changes to existing Stage 1 meaningful use EHR requirements, new Stage 2 meaningful use objectives and associated measures, new clinical quality measures (CQMs) and reporting mechanisms for the CQMs, clarifications regarding Medicare payment adjustments, and the creation of specific Medicare payment adjustment exceptions. However, given that eligible hospitals and eligible professionals (EPs) who are currently in Stage 1 of meaningful use will need to progress to the Stage 2 requirements to continue receiving incentive payments and to avoid Medicare payment adjustments, perhaps the most significant change is the delay by one year (from 2013 to 2014) of the start of Stage 2 for providers who became meaningful users in 2011. This extra year will give providers and vendors additional time to implement changes to their technology and workflow to accommodate the Stage 2 requirements. As further relief for providers in this regard, the final rule also permits providers to attest to meaningful use in 2014 (which is the first year in which a provider could be required to meet Stage 2 meaningful use) based on a three-month quarter reporting period as opposed to a 365-day reporting period. This three-month quarter reporting period in 2014 also applies to providers who are still in Stage 1.
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To Post or Not to Post—

Every afternoon and well into the evening, I monitor each and every MAC/FI to see if they have posted their process.  You are probably thinking to yourself that I don’t have much of a life if that is all I do well into the evening!  Well, that may be true but I am committed to keeping our internal and external customers updated with the most current documentation compliance information.  It is my responsibility as Functional Pathways’ Director of Compliance to ensure that our therapists and therapist assistants are informed, trained, and well supported.  I value our relationships with our customers and am passionate about ensuring the services we provide are innovative and regulatory sound.  Ongoing self-improvement in our environment is crucial in every aspect of resident care and customer service.
Source: functionalpathways.com

Louisiana Federal Judge Affirms Medicare Overpaid Health Provider

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana federal judge on Aug. 24 affirmed that the operator of an inpatient rehabilitation facility had received Medicare overpayments after an audit of claims submitted for payment (United Medical Healthcare Inc. v. Department of Health and Human Services, No. 10-4158, E.D. La.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12046).Full story on lexis.com
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Doughnut Hole Rebate Checks Fuel Medicare Fraud & Insurance Scams

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TWO YEARS OF RUIN by SS&SSMissouri Attorney General Chris Koster (also the name of the website) comments on the types of Medicare scams taking place across the nation. The article can be found in the Attorney General’s News Release titled, "Attorney General Koster Warns Seniors About Medicare Rebate Fraud Schemes" (June, 2010). According to the author (name not given), "[Koster] said a common scam related to the $250 donut hole checks was for individuals to convince seniors that the rebate check needed to be transferred to a third party or used to cover specific prescription drug payments."
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Video: DeafLink ASL Update – Show 1 – Medicare Part D Rebate Checks June 15, 2010.wmv

Medicare Part D $250 Rebate: The Donut Hole Coverage Gap

I reached the Medicare donut hole in April of this year and have yet to receive that so called $250 rebate. My Humana Medicare Advantage Plan tells me they are not responsible for informing Medicare who is in donut hole so how is Medicare supposed to know who to send checks to? As usual one hand does not know what the other is doing in these government programs. No one wants to take responsibility and Obama just wants to look like he is doing something to help but his programs have no accountability to the taxpayers.
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Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats

THE FACTS: These are references to a $3 million account that Mitt Romney held for several years in a bank in Switzerland and investment funds set up in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. A trustee handling Romney’s blind trust said that the Swiss account was active from 2003 until it was closed in 2010. The trustee said the account had been opened for “diversification.” Romney still has active investment funds based in the Caymans, Bermuda, Luxembourg, Ireland and other foreign sites.
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Medicare Supplement plans to receive rebates

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FTC sends checks in drug snafu

The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it’s sending out checks to about 13,000 Medicare recipients who relied on incorrect prices for drugs to treat breast cancer symptoms and epilepsy. The prices were posted on several websites, including Medicare.gov. Consumers who bought the drugs were actually charged as much as 10 times what was advertised, and that drove some Medicare recipients into the no-drug-reimbursement “doughnut hole” long before they should have landed there.
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Affordable Health Care: What is Medicare Doing?

Annual drug expenses for seniors can range well over $3000.00 per year. Medicare Part D coverage insists that Medicare clients pay the cost of prescriptions until they reach the amount of $4550.00 per year. If a person is in the $2000 range, they are expected to carry the cost. The gap is referred to as the "donut hole." Many seniors choose to get lower prescription levels, off brand drugs that don’t work as well, do with out, or travel to other countries to get less expensive drugs. This June, the first rebate checks for $250 were sent out for a prescription drug rebate. The US government (Medicare administration) estimates 4 million checks will be sent by the end of the year. This is a provision of the Affordable Health Care Act, and its the attempt to fill the "donut hole." This information is provided by Guy Kovner, writer for The Press Democrat.
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Franken's health care reform rebate provision kicks in on Wednesday

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts more than 123,000 Minnesotans are among those getting rebate checks, averaging $160 per household, which is right around the national average. Most of that ($8.4 million of the nearly $9 million in rebates for Minnesotans) will be funneled through individuals’ companies, though a business that receives the rebate is required to give it back to employees through rebate checks, premium offsets or other means.
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To Post or Not to Post—

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MORE DIRTY TRICKS FROM YOUR SOCIALIST/MARXIST   PRESIDENT AND HIS NASTY LITTLE ADMINISTRATION HACKS by SS&SSEvery afternoon and well into the evening, I monitor each and every MAC/FI to see if they have posted their process.  You are probably thinking to yourself that I don’t have much of a life if that is all I do well into the evening!  Well, that may be true but I am committed to keeping our internal and external customers updated with the most current documentation compliance information.  It is my responsibility as Functional Pathways’ Director of Compliance to ensure that our therapists and therapist assistants are informed, trained, and well supported.  I value our relationships with our customers and am passionate about ensuring the services we provide are innovative and regulatory sound.  Ongoing self-improvement in our environment is crucial in every aspect of resident care and customer service.
Source: functionalpathways.com

Video: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measure National Provider Call – February 9, 2012

Compliance with Conditions of Participation Necessary for Reinstatement of Terminated Medicare Billing Privileges or Revoked Medicare Provider Number and Participation Agreement

We recommend immediately retaining an experienced health attorney to help you prepare and file a corrective action plan (CAP), request for reconsideration of the decision and an appeal, if necessary.  We recommend that you include proof of currently meeting every required condition of participation (COP) for your health specialty, service or item.  We include copies of written policies adopted, new forms, new procedures, insurance policies, copies of CMS forms 855 that were previously submitted, and other documents that may be required by the COP.  Please see our prior blog/article on submitting CAPs.
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Medicare RACs, Medicare post payment audits, RAC denials

Did you notice in our last post that CMS is developing programs developed “Using technology developed by banks and credit card companies…”?  Banks are continuing to lend to consumers through credit cards as they receive substantial gross margins doing so.  Their calculations are based on yields from the spreads between their costs and the interest rate they collect from the consumers.  You have great credit and likely paying anywhere from 10.99% to 12.9% on the balances outstanding on your credit cards.  Consumers with average credit are paying interest rates of up to 24.99%, according to Bankrate.com.  Compare that to the bank’s current cost of money, which is the interest that they pay you for keeping your money deposited with them.
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Applying to work as a doctor in Oz

Hello all, I am a UK trained doctor who has just moved to work in Australia (from Aug 2012) for a year (at least). The moving process has been very long, arduous and stressful for me and several of my friends. Information on the net is at best hard to find, at worst simply incorrect. Here I have set out to update this for any prospective doctors moving to Oz. I aim to make it very comprehensive, so bear with me. Hope it helps. Details correct of August 2012, and of course, things could change. Summary: 1. Australian Medical Council (AMC) – takes roughly 2 months. Cost $600 2. AHPRA – takes 6 weeks. Cost $1277 3. Work visa (457 temporary business visa) – can take just 1-2 weeks if everything in place. Cost $340 application +

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Is Here!

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Video: Medicare and You – Resources for Open Enrollment

Nation needs clearer Medicare information

Area residents can get involved in National Medicare Education Week in a variety of ways. Visit NMEW.com or MedicareMadeClear.com for educational resources and information about free educational events in Charlotte. Explore Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more information about the Medicare program. You can also visit your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office for one-on-one counseling.
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GRAY MATTERS: Things to know about the Medicare Enrollment Period

Medicare beneficiaries will be receiving mail in September from their current insurance company. Most important is the annual notice of change that will outline what the changes are for them for 2013. Beneficiaries can review the information to make sure their current plan will be a good choice, or may want to see if changing to another plan might offer better coverage and save them money for 2013.
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Learn About Medicare Part D Enrollment at Senior Center’s Free Seminar

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Medicare Plan Finder for Health, Prescription Drug and Medigap plans

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Is Here!

Medicare prescription drug coverage is now offered to all people with Medicare. Everyone with Medicare can join a Medicare drug strategy to get this coverage, regardless of your revenue or what drugs you take. You owe it to oneself to look into it, even if you have coverage now. Medicare is right here to support Considering that Medicare prescription drug coverage is brand new, its natural to have queries like: Exactly where can I get support picking a plan? And, where can I get help joining a program? yaz side effects You can get answers from Medicare in numerous methods. Where can I get support choosing a plan? • Look for enrollment events in the area. More than the subsequent few months, youll be able to get assist with your drug plan alternatives at dozens of places throughout your community, like schools, senior centers, clubs, faith-based organizations, and your pharmacy. Or you can talk with friends and household or contact your local office on aging for help. For the telephone number, pay a visit to http://www.eldercare.gov on the Internet. The Eldercare Locator can assist you locate places to go to get personalized assistance. • Use the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder. Visit http://www.medicare.gov to get a personalized side-by-side comparison of up to three plans at a time based on cost, coverage and convenience. If you dont use the Web, call 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) to get the same data. TTY users ought to contact 1-877-486-2048. Where can I get assist joining a plan? • Pay a visit to Medicares Net site. You can join a drug program at http://www.medicare.gov on the Net making use of Medicares online enrollment center. • Contact the program. You can join over the phone by calling the plans toll-free number. • Pay a visit to the plans Web site. Check out the drug strategy companys Web site. You may be able to join online (not all plans offer this alternative). yaz side effects
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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Is Right here!

Medicare prescription drug coverage is now available to all folks with Medicare. Every person with Medicare can join a Medicare drug strategy to get this coverage, regardless of your revenue or what drugs you take. You owe it to your self to appear into it, even if you have coverage now. Medicare is here to help Considering that Medicare prescription drug coverage is brand new, its natural to have questions like: Where can I get support picking a program? And, where can I get support joining a plan? medicare fraud You can get answers from Medicare in several techniques. Exactly where can I get help picking a plan? • Look for enrollment events in the location. Over the subsequent couple of months, youll be in a position to get help with your drug plan choices at dozens of places throughout your community, like schools, senior centers, clubs, faith-based organizations, and your pharmacy. Or you can talk with friends and family or call your neighborhood workplace on aging for help. For the telephone number, check out www.eldercare.gov on the Web. The Eldercare Locator can help you discover locations to go to get personalized assistance. • Use the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder. Pay a visit to www.medicare.gov to get a personalized side-by-side comparison of up to 3 plans at a time based on expense, coverage and convenience. If you dont use the World wide web, call 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) to get the identical information. TTY users should contact 1-877-486-2048. Exactly where can I get aid joining a plan? • Visit Medicares Net website. You can join a drug plan at www.medicare.gov on the Internet utilizing Medicares online enrollment center. • Call the program. You can join more than the telephone by calling the plans toll-cost-free number. • Check out the plans Net site. Visit the drug program companys Internet website. You may be in a position to join on-line (not all plans supply this alternative). medicare fraud
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New GoHealth Infographic: Medicare Advantage Enrollment Stays Strong

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Medicare ‘Check up’ coming to Morrow County Sept. 11

Tay­lor asks Ohioans to watch for preda­tory sales prac­tices dur­ing annual enroll­ment. Insur­ance agents are pro­hib­ited from using high pres­sure sales tac­tics, con­duct­ing door-to-door sales for Medicare Advan­tage plans, and rep­re­sent­ing them­selves as being from Medicare. Peo­ple who pose to be agents can also use sim­i­lar tac­tics. If you feel vic­tim­ized, get as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble and call the Department’s fraud and enforce­ment hot­line at 1–800-686‑1527.
Source: morrowcountysentinel.com

Time to think about Medicare annual enrollment

If you need help reviewing your health or prescription drug coverage, the Elder Benefit Specialist can assist you with finding the plan that best suits your needs. She can also assist with enrollment into Part D prescription drugs plans. Don’t forget to ask about Medicare Savings Programs or Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs. If you are single and your gross monthly income is less than $1,396 per month or $1,891/month for a couple, you may qualify for extra help with your prescription drug costs. If you are single and your income is less than $1,257 per month, $1,702 for a couple, you may qualify for Medicare premium assistance or more cost savings. Certain asset limits apply. Call Pat Nelson at (715) 395-7533 or (715) 394-3611 for information or an appointment.
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2012 Medicare Open Enrollment Period

You can also enroll for the first time in a Part D plan during AEP if you did not enroll during your open enrollment window when you first became eligible for Medicare Part B.  If you do not have credible drug coverage, you may be subject to the Part D late enrollment penalty.  This penalty is calculated by adding 1% to your premium for each month you were not enrolled and should have been.
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CrummeyService.com Accepts Equity Investment

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In order for a gift to a trust to qualify for the annual gift tax exclusion, currently $13,000 per beneficiary, the IRS requires trust beneficiaries to be given formal written notice of their right to withdraw the gifted amount if they choose to do so (Crummey v Commissioner, 397 F.2d 82 (9th cir 1968)). CrummeyService.com technology reminds the grantor to make the gift to the trust, notifies the beneficiaries of their right to withdraw the gifted amounts, and provides an independent third-party record of the entire process.
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Video: Is Freedom Blue PPO a Medicare Supplement?

'''''Medigap Rates Age 65 and Older

Our Macon female can purchase Medicare supplement plan N for as little as $71 per month but she will not be able to purchase that plan from Mutual of Omaha or Gerber. You may know friends or relatives who bought these plans in the past but these carriers no longer offer plan N and have targeted current policy holders for significant ongoing rate increases, in some cases as high as 40%.
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC Shows High Blue Medicare Ratings

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Blue Cross and Banner Health to offer insurance for seniors

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Anthem Blue Cross Dental Blue PPO Colorado

Even if you reach your annual maximum for the year, you will still save because you pay the Anthem negotiated fee instead of the dentists full price for dental services.  The same applies during any waiting periods you may have under your plan or for non-covered services such as porcelain veneers, dental implants and TMJ.  As long as you are an Anthem Blue Dental member, the dentists and specialists in the networks will extend the special rates we have negotiated with them to you.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Offers New Medicare Plans

HMO’s (health maintenance Organizations) let you select a primary care physician from the BCBS provider network and this PCP manages your overall care. He or she will refer you to a specialist or to a selected hospital for care should you need additional services beyond his scope of practice. Referring yourself to an outside provider will cause a forfeit of benefits and out-of-pocket costs. The four BCBSM HMO products, formerly known as Options 1, 2, and 3, will now be known as BCN Advantage Elements, Classic , and Prestige. The Blues Care Network will also continue to offer the BCN Advantage Basic Plan.
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American Financial (AFG) Closes Sale Of Medicare Supplement And Critical Illness Businesses

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AFG’s balance supplemental insurance operations consist solely of its run-off long-term care business, which has a book value of approximately $170 million, and which will continue to be based in Austin, Texas. AFG’s Austin-based life and annuity operations will transition to its home office in Cincinnati, Ohio before the end of the year.
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Which are the Medicare Supplement Plans In Texas?

The though the need for better health can’t be emphasized enough, the health statistic from Texas aren’t very encouraging. From Usage of healthcare, unnecessary medical bills incurred in hospitals, the quality of the free care, the strength of the Medicare Program to Medicare supplemental insurance Texas offers, one sees an urgent need for improvement. No matter the poor ranking Texas has in relation to its other states in the US, you may still find Medicare plans available to citizens. A closer look into the health covers suggests that you will find three general plans i.e. The Managed Care, Indemnity and Fee for Service. The concept of managed care plan is to offer services through contracted Hospitals and doctors whereas the charge for Service allows someone to head to any doctor of choice because the insurance company manages their area of the bill. Are you aware that indemnity plan you settle the cost of your treatment and request reimbursement from the health insurer. You are absolve to view a doctor of your choosing as in the truth of Fee for Service.
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2012 Medicare Open Enrollment Period

You can also enroll for the first time in a Part D plan during AEP if you did not enroll during your open enrollment window when you first became eligible for Medicare Part B.  If you do not have credible drug coverage, you may be subject to the Part D late enrollment penalty.  This penalty is calculated by adding 1% to your premium for each month you were not enrolled and should have been.
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Medicare Risk Adjustment Program

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BANKRUPT! by SS&SSFirst of all, little definitions. What its medicare? That is one of the largest health insurance systems on the world. That system is used in USA as a basic. Annual amount of money spend on the financing program is about $200 billion. Without the doubt we are talking about America. In the numbers, we got 45 million citizens granting material benefits. Insurance is provided to Americans aged 65 and older or even younger with disabilities. As we can see, range of that insurance is huge. That’s why so much money need to be invested. Medicare obviously has it’s rules. Let’s take a look on Medicare risk adjustment. In general, Medicare has several sources of financing. Everything is regulated by law and special systems. Some risk adjustments? Insurance is eligible  for all persons 65 years or older who have been legal residents of US for at least 5 years.
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The Provider’s Role in Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment

For Medicare Advantage, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses risk adjustment to assess, pay and adjust compensation for the costs of taking care of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. CMS uses member demographic and diagnoses to set a monthly enrollee capitated rate for the reimbursement. The health plan relies on you, the participating providers, to ensure patients’ chronic or persistent conditions (with status) are evaluated and documented annually. We are in turn able to provide a clear picture of the risk population among Health Alliance Medicare members. There is no control of the demographic component of risk scores; however, without the appropriate diagnoses from you, CMS will not reimburse Health Alliance appropriately.
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The ACP Advocate Blog by Bob Doherty: Republicans and Democrats alike want to kill fee

Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much about Medicare, except for getting rid of the fee-for-service system for paying doctors. “If reducing the growth of Medicare spending to sustainable rates and moving away from fee-for-service are ‘ending Medicare as we know it,’ then both parties have embraced that goal, writes former OMB Budget Director Alice Rivlin in a Daily Beast commentary.   “Paying providers on a fee-for-service basis offers incentives to perform more services than necessary” she observes, “Health reformers in both parties favor adjusting payments to reward results, improve care coordination, and discourage waste. They also see the massive, largely fee-for-service Medicare program as a potential leader driving the whole health system toward greater efficiency.”  Both also agree on a same target rate of growth for Medicare. Where they differ is how to move away from fee-for-service, she continues.  To reach the common objective, “Democrats favor regulation and Republicans tout market competition.”  Democrats rely on having the government promote “innovation, demonstrations, and research to develop more effective care delivery and an Independent Payments Advisory Board (IPAB) to design ways of keeping Medicare spending from rising much faster than the economy” while Republicans “prefer giving seniors a choice of comprehensive health plans offering benefits equivalent to Medicare, with the plans receiving a risk-adjusted payment from Medicare (premium support). They hope competing plans will ensure improvements in quality and lower cost, but they would also cap Medicare spending growth at the same rate the president proposes.” So physicians contemplating the choices in this election might ask themselves. Do you want the government to limit total Medicare spending and have it decide how and how much you will be paid to keep spending under that limit?  Or do you want the government to cap its total financial contribution, turn the money and decision-making over to private insurers, and let them decide how and how much you will be paid to keep spending within the cap? But despite a seeming bipartisan consensus that fee-for-service payment is the source of all evil, it might yet survive, with major changes.   Paul Ginsburg from the Center for Studying Health System Change takes this contrarian view in a new Health Affairs article. “To many policy analysts, the term provider payment reform means abandoning the fee-for-service approach, which pays clinicians for each service rendered, in favor of broader units of payment—such as global payment or episode bundles—which either cover the whole person regardless of the number of services provided to that person, or cover the whole episode of care for a specific condition” he writes.  “Even if these approaches succeed and are widely adopted, the core method of payment to many physicians for the services they provide is likely to remain fee-for-service.”   He continues  “To be sure, physicians’ payments will be calculated not only according to volume, but also according to measures of physicians’ quality and efficiency. Both measurement and distribution of payment will be done by the organizations, or systems, such as the accountable care organization within which the provider delivers care.  As a result, for many physicians, these broad payment reforms, such as accountable care organizations, are more accurately seen as enhancements to fee-for-service, rather than as replacements.” Ginsburg then argues that if fee-for-service is going to continue to be the “core method” for paying doctors, fee-for-service itself must change.  He advocates a range of reforms: better aligning payment for physicians’ practice expenses with relative costs,  reducing the influence of the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), using more robust data than the surveys done by specialty societies to determine relative values, capturing  quickly any reductions in physician work and practice expense that occur as new technology evolve;  and paying primary care doctors (but not subspecialists) more for their evaluation and management services.  He also advocates for broad payment reforms, including Patient-Centered Medical Home and ACOs; although these models would include a fee-for-service component, total physician payments within these systems also would be linked to measures of quality and efficiency. So like the famous “I’m not yet dead” Monty Python character in the Search for the Holy Grail, fee-for-service might yet survive, if the politicians don’t decide to put a quick end to it.   But fee-for-service won’t look much like the current system—many surgical and medical specialists likely would see their procedural fees go down, primary care doctors might see an increase in payments for their evaluation and management services, organized medicine would have less influence, and just about all doctors  will see that their “payments will be calculated not only according to volume, but also according to measures of physicians’ quality and efficiency.”   I am not sure that this is what physicians who want to preserve fee-for-service have in mind—must just want to be let alone to set their own fees—but that isn’t what (most) Republicans or Democrats, or policy analysts from across the political spectrum, have in mind for them.  They might still be paid a fee for each service, but the fee will be determined by the government within a total budget, or a health plan within a total budget, or a health system operating within an at-risk budget, with their payments adjusted upward or downward based on measures of efficiency and quality. Some physicians (especially primary care) may do better under such approaches, some worse, but it will be very different than the fee-for-service system that most doctors are used to, and seem to prefer. Today’s questions: Do you agree with Rivlin’s view that both political parties have embraced moving away from fee-for-service, and that this would be a good thing?  Or Ginsburg’s view that fee-for-service will likely continue to be a core component of broader reforms, but fee-for-service itself will  have to be radically changed to survive?
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How Medicare Risk Adjustment Program Is Used To Compensate Managed Care Plans

Now with the risk adjustment program, the payments from patients with multiple diseases are likely to increase, compared to what they were in the past. This program emphasizes that the providers of the Medicare Advantage Plan need to revise the list of customers they offer their services to on a regular basis. They also need to attract doctors and physicians who are capable of treating patients with different diseases effectively. Since many patients suffer from diabetes, chronological illness and heart disease, hospitals and medical facilities should design programs that address the needs of patients with these diseases as well.
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In Florida, Medicare is not a senior

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The law does not lower the bottom-line of future Medicare spending but reallocates some of what would have been spent under old rules. The reductions come mostly from payments to providers and private insurers who offer plans in lieu of traditional Medicare. The money will cover annual physicals, preventive care and more generous prescription drug coverage. Republicans argue that fewer physicians and hospitals will accept Medicare, meaning fewer services. Obama argues that better access to preventive care and drugs will prevent more expensive hospitalizations.
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Florida psychiatrist convicted in $50 million Medicare fraud scheme

Antonio Macli, the owner of Biscayne Milieu Health Center Inc., a mental health care corporation, his son Jorge Macli, Biscayne Milieu’s CEO, and Antonio Macli’s daughter Sandra Huarte, an executive at the company, were each found guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and one or more substantive counts of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit a health care kickback scheme and conspiracy to commit money laundering and substantive counts of money laundering.   Antonio Macli and Jorge Macli were also convicted of substantive kickback counts.  Dr. Gary Kushner, the medical director at Biscayne Milieu, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and a substantive count of health care fraud.  Rafael Alalu, a therapist, and Jacqueline Moran, who handled Medicare billing for Biscayne Milieu, were each found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and substantive  counts of health care fraud.  Anthony Roberts and Derek Alexander, two patient recruiters, were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit a health care kickback scheme, and each was convicted of one health care kickback count.
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State News: Fla. Hospitals Fight Over Trauma Center Rules

California Healthline: Primary Care Direct Model: ‘Neither Insurance Nor Health Plan’ A new model of health care delivery — direct primary care — could be déjà vu for some Californians, a retreat to the past when insurance wasn’t a part of the health care equation. Direct primary care emphasizes prevention and a reduction in the use of “downstream services” — treating symptoms rather than the problems themselves. The new approach involves monthly payments for primary care — similar to the way insurance covers health care, but without the insurance. Instead of filing claims through an insurer, participants — individuals and employers — pay a monthly membership fee directly to their health care providers (Edlin, 9/6).
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United States Intervenes in False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Orlando, Florida

The government’s intervention in this action is part of the government’s emphasis on combating health care fraud and another step for the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) initiative, which was announced by Attorney General Eric Holder and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in May 2009.   The partnership between the two departments has focused efforts to reduce and prevent Medicare and Medicaid financial fraud through enhanced cooperation. One of the most powerful tools in that effort is the False Claims Act, which the Justice Department has used to recover more than $9.3 billion since January 2009 in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs. The Justice Department’s total recoveries in False Claims Act cases since January 2009 are over $13 billion.  
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Rubio: Ryan’s Medicare Plan Helps Romney in Florida

When Mitt Romney tapped Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate, conventional wisdom dictated that Romney had put himself at a distinct disadvantage in the key battleground state of Florida, where Ryan’s controversial plan to reform Medicare wouldn’t sit well with millions of government-dependent seniors. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t buying it. In an interview with National Journal, Rubio argued that Ryan’s proposal will help — not harm — Romney’s chances of winning the Sunshine State. He predicted that older voters will support Romney and Ryan because they are trying to “save Medicare” instead of pretending that nothing is wrong with the fiscally unsustainable program. “Look, you have three million people in the state who are on Medicare — one of whom is my mom, one of whom is Paul Ryan’s mom,” Rubio said. “These are people who understand the reality of Medicare: that it’s spending more money than it takes in; that anyone who’s in favor of leaving it the way it is is in favor of bankrupting it.” Rubio praised the GOP ticket for tackling the hot-button topic of entitlement reform at a time when many politicians won’t acknowledge the problems facing the Medicare program. “They’re looking for real solutions on how to solve this,” Rubio said. “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering a way to save Medicare that doesn’t change it at all for current beneficiaries. And I think people here are going to be excited about that.”
Source: nationaljournal.com

As Obama, Romney look for an edge, jobless intrude

Romney aides say the Republican can win support by going after Obama for looming cuts in the military that could be factors in Norfolk and Hampton Roads. At issue are threatened deep spending cuts that were designed to force Congress to negotiate a debt-reduction package. But Congress has not acted and the cuts are set to kick in in January. Obama has opposed the depth of the cuts but has said Republicans need to adopt a plan that includes increases in revenue.
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Ryan in Florida: 'Medicare should not be used as a piggy bank for Obamacare'

The Obama campaign appears to have been caught completely flat-footed by Romney and Ryan’s aggressive stance on Medicare reform.  Obama’s hapless deputy campaign manager, documented liar Stephanie Cutter, was reduced to contradicting her own statements from just one week earlier about the ObamaCare raid on Medicare funding.  As the Romney campaign was happy to point out, Cutter was describing the Medicare raid as an “achievement” in cost-cutting on last weekend’s talk-show circuit, but now she’s singing from her panicked campaign’s new “math is hard” playbook:
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Daily Kos: Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Bain Company In Tampa During RNC

These tactics are nothing new for Ameritox: The company has a long and continuing history of offering illegal kickbacks to physicians for referrals. Ameritox’s improper inducements include, but are not limited to, placing personnel in the offices of Ameritox’s customers in violation of state law prohibitions on such placement; providing free or below- market point-of-care testing cups to generate extra revenue for practitioners who use those cups to perform billable testing; and offering other various inducements and kickbacks to practitioners and their medical practices, including gift cards, meals, computers, and office parties.  Ameritox’s fraudulent and illegal practices are pervasive and undertaken as part of a scheme to increase its revenues at the expense of Millennium, other competitors, patients, and the United States. 
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Transcript: Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s remarks at the Democratic National Convention

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UniCare to Reimburse AHIP Online Certification Course Fee

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UniCare to Reimburse AHIP Online Certification Course Fee

[…] UniCare recently announced that we would be using the new AHIP Certification Course to meet CMS requirements for marketing representative certification. The cost of this course is $149. However, UniCare was able to secure a negotiated rate of $100 which we pass on to you.Source: ritterim.com […]
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UniCare MedicareRx Rewards Part D

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Is Coventry or UniCare Dropping Your Coverage: Know Your Rights

If you voluntarily disenroll because you decide a Medicare Advantage plan is not right for you, you may have a right to Medicare supplement coverage as long as you have not been covered by a Medicare Advantage plan before and you disenroll from the Medicare Advantage plan within 12 months of your enrollment. This right is limited to the same Medicare supplement in which you were most recently previously enrolled, excluding any outpatient prescription drug coverage. If you do not have a right to get your same Medicare supplement coverage back, you will have to complete the medical questions on an application for Medicare supplement and the insurance company can deny your application.
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bkk berlin: Weather this statement dental pain relief in patients with a more annoying sound heard when turning

At present, unicare the application of this technology has several laser treatment has not spread yet. Meanwhile, the use of laser treatment unicare in dentistry, the number of devices are used, not the number of the fingers of both hands. Limited number of dentists have the ability to work with the laser. Application of laser applications in dentistry, laser dentistry can be divided into three groups: First, at this stage, the laser is used as a diagnostic tool to help dentists are aware. The second and third treatment, the effects of low-level lasers or Kmshdt Shbhdarvyy. Detection stage, the decay of the main advantages unicare of the laser in the early stages of tooth decay is simple. At this point, laser dental fluorescent phenomenon, a laser diode, and to detect the decay of dental tissue is dependent on the interaction not only helps to realize the process, but also activities. Currently, there is no means to detect. Another advantage is that a large amount of dental tissue prior to laser damage, prevention methods that can be controlled. In fact, patients at high risk for decay were separated and acceptable. Attending the courses for dental unicare treatment in short periods of time can be determined. Soft tissue surgery, such as laser surgery, such as a knife, but the advantages of having a knife. First, the cutting mechanism unicare forming a suitable results. Have clotting problems, a problem for some people, this is an advantage. Also Haslshdh a result, the surgeon unicare will have a better view the surgical field. Second, due to the lower end of surgery and lymph vessels, swelling and inflammation of the closing, the following procedures will be less discomfort to the patient. Surgical site is healing faster. Laser surgery is very thin, sensitive and able to slide Kntrlshdhdhd. Cut a few millionth of a second in time can be reduced even pulsed lasers. This advantage surgeons, oral soft tissue surgery at the microscopic level, in particular helps to have better maneuverability. This possibility does not provide for any split. unicare Lasers used to go two or three years ago, he and fatigue, patients were treated during the procedure, but with the arrival of a new generation of lasers, laser dental treatment do not rise quickly. However, the ratio depends on dental unicare skill. Laser method, fewer complications and recovery capabilities is done locally. The purpose unicare of the therapist with more control and less damage. Using a laser-sensitive material using new methods of injection laser detection and diagnosis of oral and head and neck cancers are discussed. This material is sensitive to light, and the diagnosis of cancers, such as cancer cells and fluorescent radiation damage can be reflected by the accumulation of these substances. Therapist laser Hvlvgramhay, chin and mouth will be able to provide three-dimensional images depicting deformities. Biopsy, tumor, bone excision and laser therapy of oral soft tissue excision surgery, cross-application. At this time, on the application must be made with laser dentistry. For example, root canal treatment, root canal therapy root canal disinfection unicare of experts has solved this problem to some extent unicare by using laser technology has become an important issue. Paedodontics control requires a certain behavior, the laser can also be used in many medical procedures. unicare For example, oral surgery, depending on the language and speech problems, and jaw are still children in the future without the need for public works in a year, less than halothane, anesthetic, pain, and will be able to at least 2 years of surgery performed and the language easily released. With a computer-controlled infusion during monitored anesthesia anesthetic injection system novel BAR pain, fear and anxiety on a computer system with a revolutionary dental anesthesia is induced unicare to overcome. The advantage of this system compared with conventional dental syringe, effective anesthesia unicare and general anesthesia, with the minimum time necessary to achieve the appropriate injected. Automatic measure and rate of tissue stimulates the texture, unicare density, pressure, and volume of anesthetic anesthesia, the starting point for this is the microprocessor in the device in order to compare differences in pain threshold. Injection will be. Main reason for the sudden pain in the same anesthetic injection flow rate is controlled. Weather this statement dental pain relief in patients with a more annoying sound heard when turning again to remove tooth decay. A new device on the market, this "acuacut velopex" name was born. Water with a "tungsten carbide" unicare by pressing the button on the filing of a stream can help to facilitate the removal of tooth decay is very fast. Debris flow and debris washed teeth helps. Shear flow and volume can be adjusted with a button that stops the flow of water. Read the machine manufacturer handily style and b
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Unicare Life Insurance Company

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Unicare Health And Fitness Insurance Policies Critique

Which has a Unicare Wellbeing Insurance strategy, you happen to be at liberty to pick the strategy that suits your lifestyle and goals best. So to start with, just take a moment or two to mull through what distresses you quite possibly the most. Could it be the price, the liberty to pick any medical professional you want, or even the sheer unfussiness? Whichever your reason is, Unicare will guide you in finding the strategy which is great for you. Unicare Dental gives members the admission to additional professionals and dentists than lots of of your carriers. In addition, they let members to observe any desired dental professional which has a opportunity for lesser selling prices whenever they pick one particular inside their broad association. A lot of the web sites which you might have been hugely suggested on this regard are magento ecommerce, ecommerce development and facebook fans.Look at those people out and experience no cost to fill me in using your ideas.
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Medicare ‘Check up’ coming to Morrow County Sept. 11

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Tay­lor asks Ohioans to watch for preda­tory sales prac­tices dur­ing annual enroll­ment. Insur­ance agents are pro­hib­ited from using high pres­sure sales tac­tics, con­duct­ing door-to-door sales for Medicare Advan­tage plans, and rep­re­sent­ing them­selves as being from Medicare. Peo­ple who pose to be agents can also use sim­i­lar tac­tics. If you feel vic­tim­ized, get as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble and call the Department’s fraud and enforce­ment hot­line at 1–800-686‑1527.
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Nation needs clearer Medicare information

Area residents can get involved in National Medicare Education Week in a variety of ways. Visit NMEW.com or MedicareMadeClear.com for educational resources and information about free educational events in Charlotte. Explore Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more information about the Medicare program. You can also visit your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office for one-on-one counseling.
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New GoHealth Infographic: Medicare Advantage Enrollment Stays Strong

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Medicare Part D Notice of Creditable Coverage

If you are an employer that provides prescription drug coverage to employees and their dependents as part of your employer-sponsored health insurance plan, you must notify all of your Medicare-eligible employees and dependents of their options regarding Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.  Since it is difficult to know for sure who among your employees and their dependents may be Medicare eligible, we recommend sending this notice to all participants in your employer-sponsored health insurance plan.
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Medicare Open Enrollment Time: Prep Course

Medicare Advantage: Also known as Medicare Part C Part C was designed to give Medicare beneficiaries the option of buying coverage through a private health insurance company. These plans provide coverage for all the same services as Part A and B, but are administered by private carriers. These plans often include additional benefits.
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2012 Medicare Open Enrollment Period

You can also enroll for the first time in a Part D plan during AEP if you did not enroll during your open enrollment window when you first became eligible for Medicare Part B.  If you do not have credible drug coverage, you may be subject to the Part D late enrollment penalty.  This penalty is calculated by adding 1% to your premium for each month you were not enrolled and should have been.
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Time to think about Medicare annual enrollment

If you need help reviewing your health or prescription drug coverage, the Elder Benefit Specialist can assist you with finding the plan that best suits your needs. She can also assist with enrollment into Part D prescription drugs plans. Don’t forget to ask about Medicare Savings Programs or Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs. If you are single and your gross monthly income is less than $1,396 per month or $1,891/month for a couple, you may qualify for extra help with your prescription drug costs. If you are single and your income is less than $1,257 per month, $1,702 for a couple, you may qualify for Medicare premium assistance or more cost savings. Certain asset limits apply. Call Pat Nelson at (715) 395-7533 or (715) 394-3611 for information or an appointment.
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Medicare And Medicaid Provider Enrollment In The State Of Wisconsin

After the license is granted, a medicare certification will be granted after compliance with much more standards. If one is interested in providing the Medicaid program, he should apply for the same at the same time he applies for the Medicare program. It is to be noted that during the change of ownership the license is non transferable.
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Ask The Experts: Retirement

Q. I turned 65 in April and enrolled into Medicare Part A and B, for which I am paying $99.90 a month for Part B. I was subcontracted through an agency back to my former employer. They are taking Medicare tax out of my check, while I am enrolled into Medicare. Is there a way to have them stop taking the tax out of my paycheck or a tax credit?
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Medicare 101 – The Basics You Need to Know!

Medicare Part D coverage is only available through Medicare private drug plans. Enrollment in Part D is optional for most people since the economics of this benefit will depend on your current drug coverage and drug needs. Start by checking the plan you currently have to see how it will coordinate with Medicare. There are situations where having Part D could cause you or your family members to lose other health care coverage. If your current drug coverage is as good as or better than Part D you can keep it without penalty. There is a penalty to enroll later if you do not have coverage and do not enroll when you are first eligible.
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Medicare Enrollment Application In the enrollment process, CMS collects information about the applying provider or supplier and secures documentation to ensure that the he or she is qualified and eligible to enroll in the Medicare Program. Depending upon provider or supplier type, one of the following forms is completed to enroll in the Medicare Program  Form CMS-855A/Medicare Enrollment Application for Institutional Providers: Application: Application used by institutional providers to initiate the Medicare enrollment process or to change Medicare enrollment information  Form CMS-855B/Medicare Enrollment Application for Clinics/Group Practices and Certain Other Suppliers: Application used by group practices or other organizational suppliers, except DMEPOS suppliers, to initiate the Medicare enrollment process or to change Medicare enrollment information  Form CMS-855I/Medicare Enrollment Application for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners: Application used by individual physicians or NPPs to initiate the Medicare enrollment process or to change Medicare enrollment information  Form CMS-855R/Medicare Enrollment Application for Reassignment of Medicare Benefits: Application used by individual physicians or NPPs to initiate reassignment of a right to bill the Medicare Program and receive Medicare payments or to terminate a reassignment of benefits; and Form CMS-855S/Medicare Enrollment Application for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Suppliers: Application used by DMEPOS suppliers to initiate the Medicare enrollment process or to change Medicare enrollment information. The following forms are often required in addition to the Medicare Enrollment Application: Form CMS-588/Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Agreement: Medicare authorization agreement for EFTs (for providers who choose to have payments sent directly to their financial institution); And CMS Standard Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Enrollment Form: Agreement executed by each provider of health care services, physician, or supplier that intends to submit electronic media claims (EMC) or other EDI transactions to Medicare. This form is available from Medicare Carriers, FIs, A/B MACs, and Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors and must be completed prior to submitting EMC or other EDI transactions to Medicare. The following optional form is submitted if the provider or supplier wishes to enroll as a Medicare participating provider or supplier:  Form CMS-460/Medicare Participating Physician or Supplier Agreement: Agreement to become a Part B participating provider or supplier who will accept assignment of Medicare benefits for all covered services for all Medicare beneficiaries. The Participating and Nonparticipating Providers and Suppliers Section of this chapter provides additional information about participating in the Medicare Program. The above forms are available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/CMSForms/CMSForms/list.asp on the CMS website.
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