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How-To Save $1,000,000 by Retirement

  Retirement may seem an eternity away; however, even if it’s a dream 20 years down the road, saving for retirement shouldn’t wait until the goal is in sight. Rule of thumb says you’ll need $1,000,000 in savings to retire comfortably....

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personal finance, retirement, savings

Hang on to Your Hat and Your Billing Number! Medicare May Revoke Privileges

By: Pam Felkins Colbert, The van Halem Group Hang on to your hat and your billing number. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride! As we shared with you back in 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new Final Rule in December 2013...

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Audit Alert – Medicare Payment for PAP Devices

The following statement was posted in a recent issue of the CMS MLN Connects Provider eNews: “The Social Security Act prohibits payment for devices used to deliver continuous and/or bi-level positive airway pressure (PAP) as items requiring frequent...

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Audit Alert! Suppliers Billing Respiratory Assist Devices (RADs) and Vacuum Erection Devices (VEDs) in RAC Jurisdiction A

Jurisdiction A’s RAC, Performant Recovery, is currently auditing post-pay claims on respiratory assist devices (RADs) and vacuum erection devices (VEDs). States that are affected by this review include Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts,...

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Audit Alert – Long Descriptions Now Acceptable on the Medicare Proof of Delivery

Medicare has updated the Program Integrity Manual (Chapter 4, Section 4.26.1) to clarify that long descriptors are valid for the proof of delivery form. Specifically, the manual now reads: “Suppliers may deliver directly to the beneficiary or the designee....

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The Top 10 Things to Add Value to Your Home

Just like purchasing your home, selling it is a journey all its own. Whether you’re aiming to sell your home in one year or five, you can make a number of small changes that offer a big return on your home’s value. Try these key improvements...

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