Prevent Medicare Claims Denials in 2020

Medicare has been issuing beneficiaries new member cards with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI) in place of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for more than two years. 2019 was a phase-in period when Medicare would accept either a beneficiary’s Socia… For more, read here: AAPC Blog Related Posts:CMS Goes After Medicare Advantage OverpaymentsMedicare Part D Prescription Drug Model to Change in 2020Changing the Way Medicare Pays DoctorsAppeals Backlog Gone in 4 Years: MedicareOIG Uncovers Medicare Overpayments for Chronic Care…

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CMS Proposes Payment Changes to Endoscopic Sinus Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing major payment changes to sinus endoscopy services. The 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule includes the following excerpt: We are proposing to apply the special rule for m… For more, read here: AAPC Blog Related Posts:CMS Proposes a Single E/M Payment, Streamlined Doc…No Changes to E/M Payment Until at Least 2021Auditing Postoperative Sinus DebridementsSpecial Rules Apply to Endoscopic Sinus SurgeriesCMS Proposes Add-on Codes for E/M Services

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