Monthly Archives: March 2012

Proposed Rule Extends Look Back Period on RAC Audits, Supreme Court Hears Challenges to ACA

CMS Announces Extended RAC Audit “look back” Period in Proposed Rule — Earlier this month CMS, in an effort to implement section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act, created a proposed rule entitled ‘‘Reporting and Returning of Overpayments.’’ This policy requires any … Continue reading

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Licensure Advances in Iowa, Affordable Care Act Anniversary

Affordable Care Act Second Anniversary Today — The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed two years ago today, March 23rd, 2010. Coincidentally, the Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the constitutionality of the oftentimes controversial law next week.  … Continue reading

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CMS Announces 5010 Enforcement Delay, Final Rule on Medicaid Expansion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updates on two key policy measures for medical providers in the last twenty-four hours.  The first, is a delay in the enforcement of the 5010 implementation deadline.  Late last year, CMS announced the would keep … Continue reading

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CMS Deadline for OTS Orthotics Public Comment this Week

CMS Deadline for OTS Orthotics Comment this Week –More than 60 HCPCS orthotic and bracing codes have been identified as “off-the-shelf” in a proposed rule submitted by CMS. After receiving input from the orthotics and prosthetics profession and other industry stakeholders, … Continue reading

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O&P Improvement Act Introduced in US Senate

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) recently announced the introduction of S 2125. Authored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and cosponsored by Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Snowe (R-ME), The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act represents a large step … Continue reading

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Orthotic and Prosthetic State Licensure Advances in Iowa House

State licensure for Iowa orthotic and prosthetic professionals, SF 364, cleared a key hurdle in the Iowa House yesterday.  The House State Government Committee, which opted not to vote on state licensure for O&P during last year’s legislative session, passed the committee … Continue reading

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Have You Been Asked to Revalidate Your Medicare Enrollment?

Wanted to pass along to everyone this most up-to-date information concerning Medicare revalidation; we all knew this was coming but this is a good resource to check your revalidation status. Your regional MAC’s have been sending letters to all providers … Continue reading

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