Category Archives: Medicare Contractor News

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.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Palmetto SNF Webinar on Consolidated Billing

Palmetto GBA provided a webinar on April 24, 2018 on skilled nursing facility (SNF) consolidated billing. The material presented in the webinar was current as of April 1, 2018. Any changes or new information superseding this webcast is provided in articles with publication dates after 4/1/2018 on the Palmetto GBA website. The agenda for the…

Friday, May 18, 2018

IRF Admission Documentation Requirements

First Coast Service Options will be hosting a webcast on May 29, 2018 exclusively for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) to educate them on the admission documentation requirements necessary for a stay to be considered reasonable and necessary by reviewing the preadmission screening, post-admission physician evaluation, overall plan of care, and admission order. For additional information…

Friday, May 18, 2018

WPS Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) has several upcoming in-person seminars or webinars applicable to physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Topics include the following: Effective Medicare Documentation for Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services SNF Consolidated Billing – A Collaborative Effort Between WPS and CGS Home Health Billing and Documentation Requirements For the complete list and to register,…

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