Cigna Gov't Services (Medicare) ACQUIRED by BCBS of SC

 

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has signed an agreement to purchase Cigna Government Services as part of a strategy to build on its government business line, a spokesperson for the giant insurer confirmed March 28.

Red Flags Rule update: court rules on definition of “creditor” - MGMA Washington Connexion

Red Flags Rule update: court rules on definition of “creditor”

 

In the latest development in the long debate over enforcement of the Red Flags Rule, the

MGMA urges CMS to modify e-prescribing penalty process - From MGMA Washington Connexion

MGMA urges CMS to modify e-prescribing penalty process

Cigna Gov't Services (Medicare) Corrects Preventive Services Table

Part B Announcements from CIGNA Government Services

Correction to the Preventive Services Table for CPT Codes 90471 and 90472 - Please note that a correction has been issued by CMS to the Preventive Services Table (via Change Request #7012), with specific regard to CPT codes 90471 and 90472.

Unraveling the Mystery Behind the New Urine Drug Screen Test Codes

By Leslie Johnson, CCS-P, CPC

 

As you might be aware, CMS does not recognize the 80101/80102 codes any longer. HCPCS code G0430 was deleted and was actually broken out into new categories with G0431 and G0434 more accurately describing the work involved in collecting and testing the urine samples.

 In 2011, G0431's descriptor was changed to: "Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g.