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CMS Issues Data Listing Medicare Payments To Individual Physicians

As it had promised to do, the Medicare program issued data listing the amounts paid to individual physicians for services rendered by those physicians to Medicare beneficiaries for calendar year 2012.  CMS indicated that the data was issued “in order to make our healthcare system more transparent, affordable, and accountable.”  The Wall Street Journal has […]

Corporate Integrity Agreement Gone Wrong: OIG Excludes Entity Found Non-Compliant with CIA

On April 3rd, the OIG issued a press release announcing that it was excluding CSHM, LLC (“CSHM”), a pediatric dental management chain, from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for a period of five years.  CSHM operates a national chain of pediatric dental facilities known as Small Smiles Dental Centers, which primarily serves Medicaid […]

SGR Patch

Both the House and the Senate have now passed a temporary patch to the Sustainable Growth Rate (“SGR”) for the next year.  See our prior blog as to the action, which also defers the implementation of IDC-10 for a year.  It is expected that the White House will sign the extension.  In anticipation, CMS has […]


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