July 31st, 2014

Complying with Medicare Signature Requirements

If you are billing under the Fee-For-Service program (also known as original Medicare) it will be necessary to comply with Medicare signature requirements. The Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) released a fact sheet describing common Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Program errors related to signature requirements.

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December 17th, 2013

Don’t Let Your Practice’s Medicare Enrollment “Perish”

Physician practices are businesses that employ and contract with many individuals, some of whom are completely dependent on the practice for their incomes. If a physician is the sole owner of a medical practice that is enrolled in Medicare and that physician owner dies, the practice automatically dissolves for purposes of Medicare enrollment.1 Additionally, all reassignments to the practice are automatically terminated.2 Thus, neither the deceased owner-physician nor the practice is enrolled in Medicare any longer, and the Medicare billing privileges of all physicians and medical professionals working for the practice are automatically revoked.3

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