Day: November 13, 2012

CMS Final Rule: Increased Medicaid Payment Rates for Primary Care

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced its proposed rule to implement the Affordable Care Act provision that Medicaid reimburse primary care providers at the same rate as Medicare. On November 1, 2012, CMS issued a final rule to implement this increased payment for calendar years 2013 and 2014. Effective January …

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Good News for Maryland Medical Billers: Carefirst Accepts (Medicare) Electronic Secondary Claims

The news that so many local healthcare providers and Maryland medical billing companies have long awaited: Carefirst now allows for the electronic submission of Medicare secondary claims! This is a huge time and money saver when handling those secondary claims that did not automatically crossover from Medicare to Carefirst. This change actually became effective back …

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