Christopher P. Dean

Christopher P. Dean

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It's Time to Bill Medicare: Do You Know Where Your Physicians Are?

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently reported that Medicare contractors overpaid physicians $33.4 million in incorrectly coded physician services between January 2010 and...more

6/29/2015 - Healthcare Medicare OIG Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physicians

MIPS: Moving Physician Payments Beyond the Sustainable Growth Rate?

Medicare continues to transition its primary physician payment methodology from a traditional fee-for-service model into a quality and value-based model. Recently, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015...more

5/29/2015 - CHIP CMS Medicare Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Merit-Based Point System MIPS Physician SGR Formula Physicians Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

OIG Revisits Clinical Laboratory Electronic Data Transmission Fees

Prior Opinion Rescinded and Negative Opinion Issued - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a negative advisory opinion about an arrangement that offered relief of a $1 electronic data transmission fee...more

4/24/2014 - Advisory Opinions EHR Electronic Data Transmissions Fees Healthcare OIG Physicians

Complex Chronic Care Management Reimbursement for 2015 Included in Proposed 2014 Physician Fee Schedule

The proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule [PDF] included reimbursement for case management to be made available in 2015 for physicians who treat patients with two or more complex conditions. The proposed rule would...more

7/25/2013 - CMS Electronic Medical Records Healthcare Home Health Care Medicare Physician Medicare Reimbursements Physician Payments Physicians

DME Face-to-Face Encounter Final Rule Effective October 1, 2013

The 2013 Final Physician Fee Schedule included final regulations for the durable medical equipment (DME) face-to-face encounter requirement for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries....more

7/12/2013 - Durable Medical Equipment Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Medicaid Medicare Physicians

Physician Payment Sunshine Rule is Finalized

The Final Rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act was announced on February 1st and published in the Federal Register on February 8th. The Final Rule establishes procedures for drug and device manufacturers to...more

2/15/2013 - Applicable Manufacturers Biologics CMS Common Ownership Continuing Medical Education Covered Products Covered Recipients Dispute Resolution Drug Manufacturers GPOs Medical Devices Medical Research Medical Supplies Payment Records Physician Payments Physicians Sunshine Act Teaching Hospitals Transfers of Value

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