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Tuesday, March 5, 2013


February 25, 2013
Chiropractic Medicare

1. EHR-Registration and Attestation System.
( How much will YOU get paid?)
2. CMS A+ Government Solutions – “Comparative Billing Report, CBR Desseminator.
3. CAQH Update Reminder.

1. Meaningful Use:
We can go through the 15 core operatives, the computerized provider order entry (CPOE), drug-drug and drug-allergy checks, up to date problem list of diagnosis, E-Prescripting (eRx), or maintaining active medication list or allergy list....’s better than this!
First impression is that it is very difficult. Not true. It’s much easier than you think. First, you must have a certified “software”. We use “ChiroTouch”. Your certified software will walk you right through the process so you can register and attest. Don’t wait. If you have not moved on this, you are presently in the final window. You are still able to attest and receive $15,000 incentive dollars for 2013.
2. A+ Government Solutions on contract from CMS has faxed again around 5000 Medicare Comparative Billing reports. If you received by fax, this report, then you are now aware you are above your peers in either the number of visits you are seeing your Medicare patients or the CPT Codes used when billing for your Medicare patients. The report is an effort by CMS to educate providers on their billing patterns, this being helpful as an educational tool which may assist you in identifying opportunities for improvement.
Since the Office of Inspector General believes that billing Medicare with the AT modifier over 12 visits per year is medically unnecessary, and that the likelihood of a service being medically unnecessary increases even more significantly after 24 “treatments”, this report should spark your interest.
I recommend reviewing this report very carefully, compare with your in-house records for the report accuracy. If you find the CMS Comparative Billing Report statistics are incorrect, call them for corrections.
3. CAQH – Just a reminder.....the Universal Provider Data Source must be kept up-to-date. If you need to update the CAQH Universal Provider Data Source or Provider help desk at (888) 599-1771. Have your CAQH provider ID available.

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