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Home Health Case Managers Can Save the Day

In the field of home health, the single most important individual just might be the case manager.  Given the increasing pressure for all providers to assure cost-effective, high quality care, a skilled case manager can enhance quality of care and … Read Full Post

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Medicare ACOs: Medicare beneficiaries and the ACO (Part 2)

Last time, we reviewed some of the background information concerning ACOs and the objective of this care delivery model.  In this installment of the five-part series, we will begin where health care truly starts: the patient.  Medicare beneficiaries will be … Read Full Post

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Medicare Billing for Seasonal Flu Vaccines

As you know, Medicare began covering annual influenza immunizations in 1993 for all Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare covers both the costs of the vaccine and its administration by recognized providers. There is no coinsurance or co-payment applied to this benefit, and … Read Full Post

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New CMS ABN Booklet Available

CMS has revised a booklet that explains the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage(ABN) Form.  An ABN is a standardized form that health care providers must give Medicare beneficiary when the provider believes that Medicare may not pay for an item … Read Full Post

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