Category Archives: Medicare Contractor News

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

First Coast to Host Free Therapy Services Webinar

First Coast Service Options, Inc., Medicare Administrative Contractor for the state of Florida, will host a free webinar on October 30, 2018 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM ET. During this free webcast, First Coast will summarize the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 as it applies to therapy services, review a recently published Office of Inspector General…

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Home Health Webinar

Your Part A/B, Home Health Railroad MACs are excited to announce this webinar collaboration. If you order home health services, this webinar is a great way to assure you are aware of physician roles and Medicare’s coverage criteria! Topics will include an overview of coverage for home health services, billing opportunities, common documentation errors seen…

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Noridian Retires Vestibular Rehabilitation Article

Noridian Healthcare Solutions has retired their Vestibular Rehabilitation article effective August 24, 2018. The Noridian guidance in the retired article may still be helpful in assessing medical necessity. Where providers have adjusted their billing and coding practices to correspond to the guidance in a coverage article, they will want to be very careful in departing…

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Noridian TENS Clarification Article

Noridian has retired their TENS clarification article with an effective date of June 18, 2018. The summary provided by Noridian states the following: “This is retired due to lack of evidence of current problems and CMS NCDs 10.2,160.7.1 160.27 guidelines regarding the medical necessary uses and coverage of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), the supplies…

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Palmetto GBA to Host IRF Webcast

Palmetto GBA will be providing an informative Part A Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Coverage and Documentation webcast on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00AM ET. This webcast is designed to provide an overview of IRF coverage, billing and documentation requirements. Palmetto will also discuss the Medical Review Targeted Probe and Educate findings and provide valuable…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Noridian to Host FLR Webinar

The Noridian Provider Outreach and Education (POE) staff is hosting an Outpatient Functional Therapy Reporting (FLR) webinar on June 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time. This session includes: Background and Purpose Provider Types Affected Functional Reporting Codes Claims Requirements Resources To sign up for this webinar, click HERE.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) Teleconference

Palmetto GBA will host a Medical Review Hot Topic Teleconference regarding the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) Process. This teleconference will be held at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This call is open to all providers. Please join our Medical Review Subject Matter Experts as they discuss and answer your questions concerning the…

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Noridian to Host NCCI Edit Webinar

The Noridian Provider Outreach and Education (POE) staff is hosting a Modifier 59, National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) webinar on June 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. Central Time. This session includes: Procedure-to-Procedure Edits Medically Unlikely Edits Modifier 59 NCCI Policy Manual Resources To sign up for this webinar, click HERE.

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