The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a National Provider Enrollment Conference on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. This session will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center located at 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC 29418. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact directly with CMS and Medicare Administrative Contractor provider enrollment experts. Registration for this free conference ends August 29, 2017. Please plan to attend.
The Provider Contact Center (PCC) will be closed for training on August 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. The PCC will reopen at 12 p.m. ET.
If you are dissatisfied with an initial claim determination, you have the right to request an appeal. This tool allows you to answer questions to determine your appeal options. Please share with appropriate staff.
This article is based on CR 9723 which implements policy changes for FY 2017 IPPS and LTCH PPS and covers services effective for hospital discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017, unless otherwise noted. Failure to adhere to these new policies could affect payment of Medicare claims. Make sure that your billing staff is aware of these IPPS and LTCH PPS changes for FY 2017.
Palmetto GBA JM A/B MAC is presenting an informative workshop in Columbia, South Carolina that will provide information related to the most common errors identified through a variety of data analysis and tips to avoid them. This workshop is intended to keep providers apprised of Medicare guidelines as well as using technology for better results. The recommended participants are administrators, billers, nurses and other healthcare professionals that submit claims to Medicare. Topics include: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Medicare Updates, Appeals, Medical Affairs, Medical Review, eServices Online Secure Portal, and Provider Enrollment and Revalidations. This is a free event! Please plan to attend.
Palmetto GBA will host the JM Part A Quarterly Updates Webcast on September 13, 2017, at 10 am. ET. This webcast is intended for Part A providers billing for services rendered in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This 60-minute Webcast is designed to provider pertinent updates, changes and reminders to assist the provider community in staying compliant with Medicare rules and regulations. Please plan to attend.
Please join Palmetto GBA for an informative Part A Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Fundamentals Webcast on August 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET! This 60 minute webcast is designed to provide an overview of CAH services, documentation and medical necessity requirements, CERT and valuable tips to prevent errors. Please plan to attend.
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