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New Year – New CMS Ruling for Prior Authorizations for Four States Starts March 20, 2017

CMS announced in the Federal Register on Dec. 21 the selection of two power mobility devices to be subject to required prior authorization beginning March 20, 2017: K0856: Power wheelchair, Group 3 standard, single power option, sling/solid seat/back,...

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The 10 Most Affordable Winter Destinations

The snowbirds seem have the right idea! Just as winter becomes too chilly and snow-filled, they flee to warmer weather! It just so happens that this is the ideal time to visit a variety of areas, while their prices remain low during their slower season....

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10 Tips for a Great Holiday Party

No matter which holiday you are prepping for, there are some essential party essentials you should always plan for! Throughout this holiday season, try these top 10 planning tips, courtesy of Iowa State Bank:   Pick the best date. Saturday’s...

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OIG Report Identifies Common Characteristics in OIG Home Health Fraud Cases

Home health has long been recognized as a program area vulnerable to fraud, waste, and abuse. In 2015, Medicare reimbursed more than 11,000 home health agencies (HHAs) for almost 7 million episodes of home health care, totaling approximately $18.4 billion....

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2017 OIG Work Plan for Home Health Agencies

The OIG has published their Work Plan for 2017, which summarizes new and ongoing projects the OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations. Why is that important to you? Because once the OIG identifies their areas of focus, audit contractors...

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Audit Alerts - Jurisdiction D (Noridian)

Noridian Jurisdiction D recently announced the results of service specific prepayment reviews. Please see the list below to determine if the services you provide to beneficiaries’ in Jurisdiction D could be at risk for an audit. Codes that will remain...

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