Awareness : Office of Billing Compliance (OBC) Newsletters

OBC Newsletter January 2017

  • Medicare Finalizes New Physician Payment System
  • Observation Services
  • New Physician Specialty Code for Hospitalist
  • 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Highlights
  • Moderate Sedation and Endoscopic Services
  • 2017 Office of Inspector General Work Plan Hospital Initiatives

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OBC Newsletter July 2016

  • Anesthesia Medical Direction Rules
  • Overlapping Surgeries
  • July Update to 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • Florida Medicaid New Oral Metoclopramide Safe Dosing Limitations
  • JW Modifier
  • Infliximab (Remicadeā„¢)-Revision to the Part A LCD

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OBC Newsletter March 2016

  • Prepayment Review of 99215, 99232, 99233, and 99291
  • Prepayment Review of 99204 and 99205
  • Post-payment Review of 99214
  • April 2016 Update of ASC Payment System
  • Medicare Finalizes New Joint Replacement Hospital Payment Model
  • False Claims Act

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OBC Newsletter November 2015

  • Reminder For Physicians On Signature Of Hospital Admission Orders
  • Delay of CMS 60 Day Overpayment Proposed Rule
  • Billing and Coverage for Drug Wastage
  • Outpatient Observation Services Defined
  • False Claims Act

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OBC Newsletter November 2014

  • Teaching Physician Attestation
  • Split/Shared Visits with Non-Physician Practitioners
  • 2015 Changes
  • Hospital Outpatient Observation Services
  • Two Midnight Rule

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OBC Newsletter July 2014

  • Time Limit for filing a request for determination
  • Modifier 62 and 82
  • PQRS News
  • Cloning of Medical Records
  • Hospital Inpatient News

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OBC Newsletter April 2014

  • SGR Reform Act Update & 2014 Medicare Fee Schedules
  • Revised 1500 Claim Form
  • PQRS News
  • Billing Coverage for Drug Wastage
  • Medical Documentation “two midnight rule”

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OBC Newsletter February 2014

  • 2014 CPT changes
  • Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
  • Research: Mandatory 8 Digit Clinical Trial Number
  • What should you do if you receive a demand letter from the government

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