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Compliance Chat

A weekly newsletter on the latest compliance issues and how those issues are affecting therapy providers.

  • With Thanks

    Greetings and welcome to this week's edition of Compliance Chat...the final edition of Compliance Chat. It is with this in mind I write this Chat to say thank you.

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  • CMS Announces Targeted Probe

    On 8/14/17, CMS announced a new program for Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) providers, aka Medicare Part B. The goal of this program is to identify potential improper payment for services.

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  • Ethics

    2 weeks ago,  I saw a story regarding alleged cheating in Major League Baseball, aka Yankees - Red Sox. I must admit, this is not what I had planned to write about today. But after seeing the reaction to the report I thought it might be an appropriate time for a reminder regarding ethics. 

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  • JIMMO Update Part 3

    Over the past several weeks we have been discussing the most up-to-date information from CMS regarding the JIMMO settlement.  Today we will finish this up with what I hope will be some useful information.

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  • Good News Regarding Data Security

    I know you and I too have wrestled with how to best secure the data we collect. Finally, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed what is considered a "common sense" approach to securing data

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  • JIMMO Update Part 2

    This week we will continue with our report on the up-to-date information supplied by CMS to assist rehabilitation providers in understanding how to provide skilled services to beneficiaries under JIMMO.

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  • JIMMO Update

    In an effort to comply with the latest court decision regarding JIMMO, the CMS website regarding JIMMO has gone live.  The purpose of the website is to inform rehab service providers and the public regarding JIMMO.  There is a lot of information here.

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  • Correcting the Medical Record

    I'm sure the vast majority of therapists try very hard to create accurate documents in the medical record which reflect the treatment and skill of the treatment provided on a particular date of service.

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  • Always Therapy

    On July 27th, CMS released a Medicare Learning Matters on use of the "Always Therapy" modifiers when billing therapy services under Medicare Part B.  The modification, CR 10176, involves the use of always therapy modifiers, GN, GO, and GP and goes into effect on 1/1/18.  

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