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On a recent APMA news brief, it’s been reported, all health-care providers who conduct certain transactions in electronic form, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, must be ready to implement Version 5010 transactions standards on January 1, 2012.
With less than four months remaining, I would suggest you start testing, especially on external (Level II). To help you better understand the steps involved, CMS posted a new fact sheet.
For more information on this fact sheet and process specifics, follow the link below:
The Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors have conducted pre-payment audits on therapeutic shoe claims. With a 93 percent failure rate on some claims, the APMA would like to get your information regarding payment audits. They will use this in their meeting with DME MAC medical directors at the beginning of October.
For more information on this, please the APMA news brief below:
Full article: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/apma/092211_3.pdf
Recently, some members of the APMA received an email on the status of the civil settlement between the United States Government and the parent company of Dr. Comfort. The APMA has received a letter from the company’s compliance officers on the case. For the full details, see this posting at the APMA site.
For more information on this story, you may reference the links below: