Texas Medical Association advocacy appears to be paying off again as Acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Director Marilyn Tavenner says the agency will "reexamine the timeframe" for physicians to begin using the ICD-10 coding system. Modern Healthcare reported that she made the comment to reporters at an American Medical Association Advocacy Conference in Washington Feb. 14
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Attention Health Professionals: Information Regarding the Holding of 2012 Date-of-Service Claims for Services Paid Under the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
2 year stop gap to Medicare conversion rate passed passed by the House, but we still need the Senate to pass the bill
The House of Representatives approved legislation that would delay the pending cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians. Under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, physicians would see a 24.7 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement beginning January 1, 2012. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, passed by the House on Tuesday, would temporarily delay this cut until 2014. The House bill also
provides a 1 percent Medicare payment increase to physicians in 2012 and 2013.
Supporters say the two-year patch will provide them time to implement a permanent
Revised ABN implementation required as January 1st, 2012