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Providers Prepare for New CMS Cards

November 08, 2017
Providers Prepare for New CMS Cards

Is your healthcare organization ready for the new CMS cards arriving in April 2018?

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently revealed the newly designed Medicare card. Taking steps to protect the identity of Medicare beneficiaries the new cards will display a randomly-assigned number (a combination of numbers and upper case letters) which replaces the current social security-based number on the card.

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Medicare Part B Claims Not Crossing Over to Supplemental Insurance Carrier

October 06, 2017
Medicare Part B Claims Not Crossing Over to Supplemental Insurance Carrier

National Government Services (NGS) is informing Part B providers of an issue involving claims that did not successfully crossover to the supplemental carrier. Provider remittance advice (RA) indicated in error that claims had automatically crossed over to the supplemental insurance carrier.

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Sauk Prairie Hospital Receives Double-5-Star Rating

May 16, 2017
Sauk Prairie Hospital Receives Double-5-Star Rating

Becker's Hospital Review released a list of hospitals who received a 5-star rating in HCAHPS summary (based on patient survey scores) and overall hospital quality (based on outcomes and patient experience scores). Only 19 hospitals throughout the nation received double-5-star ratings.

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Summary of CMS Rural Health Clinic Open Door Forum

March 03, 2016
Summary of CMS Rural Health Clinic Open Door Forum

On March 3, 2016 CMS held a Rural Health Clinic Open Door Forum to review upcoming guideline changes.

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Medicare Changes Effective January 1, 2016

November 05, 2015
Medicare Changes Effective January 1, 2016

CMS released two bulletins for changes coming in the new year. Both changes are effective January 1, 2016 with an implementation date of January 4, 2016.

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