Medicare

CMS Restarts Parts of the RAC Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is restarting the controversial Recovery Audit Contractor Program—in a limited fashion—in August. CMS sent a communication on August 4 to congressional health staff members from Lauren Aronson, Director of the Office of Legislation… Read More ›

Is anybody home? Medicare contractors on the prowl for DMEPOS supplier violations of posted business hours and other physical facility standards.

Medicare suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) should be on the alert for enhanced Medicare supplier standard compliance monitoring by CMS, the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC), and their agents. Recently, these entities have taken draconian actions… Read More ›

Senate Approves ICD-10 Delay

The Senate approved a bill yesterday evening that prevents cuts to Medicare physician payments from going into effect for one year and delays the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes for at least one year. The Senate voted 64-35… Read More ›