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2019 NCCI update impact on medical billing and coding

NCCI – National Correct Coding Initiative promotes the correct coding methodologies. Furthermore, it controls inappropriate coding leading to wrong payments in Part B claims. The CMS annually updates the National Correct Coding Initiative Coding Policy Manual for Medicare Services. The … Continue reading

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Is Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursements fairer than Private Insurers: a Brief Comparison

Various providers despite being paid lesser by government than by commercial insurers believe that Medicare and Medicaid reimburse more fairly than commercial payers. Findings from a recent survey depicted that 93% of respondents feel that Medicare is fair always or … Continue reading

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CMS Encouraging Physicians for Health Care Reform Innovation: Grants Offered

At last someone is looking to cut healthcare cost innovatively- The Health Care Innovation Challenge program, announced on 14th November, last year is the most recent federal effort by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to support health … Continue reading

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Primary care Physicians to be the most affected by the proposed 30% CMS Cuts on Medicare payment for 2012

The physicians’ proposed fee schedule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2012 includes approximately 30% payment reduction in Medicare payments. If the proposed Medicare cuts become a reality, it may result in the primary care … Continue reading

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