CMS to Consider Delay in ICD-10

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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Brooklyn NY Practice Outsourcing Billing Looking for a Firm

Medical Practice located in Brooklyn NY with 3M+ is looking to outsource their billing for the first time. They are looking for: A billing company with 5+ employees in business 10 years or more Certified billers and coders Familiar with EClinc Works Bi-Lingual Spanish/English Willing to come to Brooklyn NY Understands IM, Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pain Management and OBS Please have them forward their information to the compliance officer email address

health care consultant opportunity $10,000 award

A large urban health department in Denver Colorado is looking to distribute a RFP to interested parties. The RFP is awarded at $10,000. The scope of work  includes conducting a feasability study on expanding reimbursement opportunities beyond grant funding to include Mediciad and private insureres. If interested in receiving the RFP, please emal me at

CMS To Hold Claims With DOS 2012

From CMS FFS List serve:

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

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Revised ABN implementation required as January 1st, 2012

Revised ABN implementation required as January 1st, 2012