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Job Creation Act

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Job Creation Act).  This new law prevents a scheduled payment cut for physicians and other practitioners who treat Medicare patients from taking effect on March 1, 2012.  The new law extends the current zero […]

Medicare Publishes Proposed Rule Regarding Reporting and Return of Overpayments

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published in the Federal Register notice of a proposed rule concerning the reporting and return of overpayments to the Medicare program.  The proposed rule will require providers and suppliers to report and return Medicare overpayments by the deadlines specified.  Providers will need to be very […]

No Valentine to Physicians from Congress as SGR Issue Remains Unresolved

Physicians may need to gear up again for a potential 27.4% cut in Medicare reimbursement if Congress does not address the sustainable growth rate issue by the February 29th deadline.  As you may recall from reviewing our earlier blog post, Congress averted a January 2012 reduction, which was enacted together with an extension of the […]

OIG Issues Alert to Physicians Regarding Medicare Reassignment

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today issued an alert to physicians regarding their potential liability on claims submitted by entities to whom the physician has reassigned the right to bill for Medicare payments.  The OIG gives an example in which the OIG reached a settlement with eight physicians under the Civil Monetary Penalties Law.  […]

Ambulatory Surgery Facility Inspection Reports Now Available On Line

As we have reported in a January 16th, January 18th, and January 30th blog post, legislation which would require the licensure of surgical practices by the Department of Health and Senior Services is currently pending in the New Jersey Legislature.  On February 1, 2012, the Department of Health and Senior Services published an update to […]


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