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CMS Tells Medicare Contractors to Hold Claims

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Released the Following Statement: On June 25, 2010, President Obama signed into law the “Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010.”  This law establishes a 2.2 percent update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment rates retroactive from June 1 through November 30, 2010.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has directed Medicare claims administration contractors to discontinue processing claims at the negative update rates Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics

Medicare Changes GA and Adds GX Modifier for Advanced Beneficiary Notices

Medicare GA and GX Modifiers Changed As of April 1, 2010, Medicare has changed the way you need to report that a Medicare patient signed an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN).  Medicare has revised the GA modifier and added a new GX modifier you must consider when doing medical billing. Medicare GA Modifier Prior to April 1st, the GA modifier read “waiver of liability on file.”  The new revised description is “waiver of liability statement issued, as required by payer policy.” Use this Continue Reading

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