Want to Know What You & Your Colleagues Were Paid by Medicare in 2012?

If you are a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech-language pathologist in private practice and you treated and billed Medicare beneficiaries in calendar year 2012, keep on reading. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in an effort to promote transparency, has published Medicare provider utilization and payment data on physicians as well as…

Medicare Enrollment & Claim Submission Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a booklet explaining the Medicare enrollment process and claim submission guidelines. The information in this publication applies only to the Medicare Fee-For-Service Program. Information discussed in the booklet includes: enrolling in the Medicare program, submission of Medicare claims including timely filing requirements, deductibles, coinsurance and deductibles,…

Automation of the Request for Reopening Claims Process

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued instructions in changes to the Reopening process for non-private practices (i.e. institutional settings). These changes were necessary due to a non-standard approach of requesting a Reopening from one Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to another. In an effort to streamline and standardize the requesting process, CMS…