The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has pushed back the start of two anti-fraud programs to June due to provider concerns. Two pilot programs, one that would require prior authorization for scooters and power wheelchairs and one allowing recovery audit contractors (RAC) to review claims prior to payment, were initially slated to begin January 1, 2012. Continue Reading →
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Effective October 1, new PPS rules for fiscal year 2012 require nursing homes to diligently review claims prior to submission. As previosly discussed, significant cuts in SNF reimbursement are aimed mostly at therapy services. SNFs submitting claims under the previous rules can expect high rates of denials and rejections. Even facilities billing under the new rules face denials and rejections for any errors or inconsistencies in the information submitted.
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