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A Credible Allegation of Fraud Related to Medicare or Medicaid Services Will Result in Your Dental Practice Being Placed on “Suspension” or “Payment Hold.”

(December 31, 2012):  Over the last year, many dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons around the country who participate in federal health care benefits programs such as Medicare and Medicaid have found themselves accused of a “credible allegation of fraud,” levied by federal / state investigators or agents contracted to audit dental providers on behalf of the …

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2011: The Year of Compliance – Medicare Payment Suspension Actions

(January 26, 2011): Medicare payment suspension action can prove disastrous for your practice or home health agency.  How did we get to this point?  The recent debate over healthcare in this country has drawn attention to healthcare costs as well as the relationship between healthcare providers and the Federal government. With healthcare costs steadily on the rise, …

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Home Health Revocation Actions by Medicare are Expanding Around the Country

(September 28, 2020):  Last September, CMS published a Final Rule titled “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.” [1] Among its many changes, the Final Rule significantly expanded the reasons that may be asserted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when revoking a health …

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Medicare Revocation Actions Related to Telemedicine Rising!

(September 25, 2020):  In recent years, many individuals (especially younger members of our work force) have embraced the chance to supplement their income through short-term engagements in the “gig economy.”  Notably, both professionals and non-professionals alike have found flexible, part-time opportunities online, allowing them to work remotely as independent contractors.  A number of physicians, nurse …

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Coronavirus Update – HHS & CMS Guidance, Directives and Waivers with Respect to Telemedicine, Provider Enrollment Regulations, Claim Appeals, the Suspension of Non-Emergency Survey Inspections, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Dialysis Facilities and DME Suppliers.

UPDATED (March 17, 2020): CMS just announced a waiver of certain telehealth coverage requirements so that Medicare beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. The article below has been updated to address these key takeaways. (March 16, 2020): On March 13, 2020, President …

Coronavirus Update – HHS & CMS Guidance, Directives and Waivers with Respect to Telemedicine, Provider Enrollment Regulations, Claim Appeals, the Suspension of Non-Emergency Survey Inspections, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Dialysis Facilities and DME Suppliers. Read More »

Responding to a Medicare Revocation Action Effective Prior to November 4, 2019

(UPDATE:  March 9, 2020):  A Medicare revocation action can destroy the financial viability of your practice.  Moreover, effective November 4, 2019, the reasons for which a health care provider or supplier may have its Medicare billing privileges revoked have greatly expanded. Our article titled “42 CFR Sec. 424.535(a) Medicare Revocation Actions — Your Medicare Billing Privileges …

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42 CFR Sec. 424.535(a) Medicare Revocation Actions — Your Medicare Billing Privileges Can be Revoked For a Host of New Reasons. Are You Facing a Medicare Revocation Action? If so, You Must Act Fast to Preserve Your Appeal Rights.

(March 9, 2020):   Last September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule titled “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.”  The Final Rule under 42 CFR Sec. 424.535(a) was published in order to implement sections 1866(j)(5) and 1902(kk)(3) of the Social Security …

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Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Revocation and Denial Authorities Have Expanded.  What Steps are You Taking to Reduce Your Level of Risk?

(September 18, 2019):  On September 10, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register entitled, “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.” Issuance of the Final Rule is necessary in order to …

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UPIC Dental Audits (Such as Qlarant Dental Audits) Have Been Initiated. Is Your Practice Ready for its Medicare Dental Claims or Medicaid Dental Claims to be Audited?

(July 3, 2018):  While a number of Medicare Advantage Plans now offer supplemental coverage for preventive, basic, and major dental services, only a narrow category of dental services qualify for coverage and payment under standard Medicare Part A (pursuant to Section 1862(a)(12) of the Social Security Act).  Presently, only qualifying Medicaid beneficiaries are likely to have …

UPIC Dental Audits (Such as Qlarant Dental Audits) Have Been Initiated. Is Your Practice Ready for its Medicare Dental Claims or Medicaid Dental Claims to be Audited? Read More »