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New Medicare Cards and the MBI

Are you ready for the New Medicare Cards and the Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI)? Click hereExternal Website for all you need to know.

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  4. Repairs
  5. Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)

Education Opportunities

Temporary Gap in Competitive Bidding Webinar Dec. 20 and 27
All Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, Supplies DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program CBP contracts expire on December 31, 2018. Starting January 1, 2019, there will be a temporary gap in the DMEPOS CBP that CMS expects will last until December 31, 2020. We have two webinars scheduled to discuss the billing and payment guidelines during this temporary gap period. Register today to get answers to all your questions about this upcoming change.

NEW! Claim Denial Resolution Tool
CGS has developed a new online tool to make understanding ANSI denial codes easier than ever! You no longer have to pull up the ANSI Guide PDF and scroll to find the codes you're looking for. Now you can simply enter the Reason Code and the Remark Code into the appropriate fields, and the tool brings up an explanation of the denial with information on how to resolve it. In some cases, links are even provided to find more information. Check it out today under "Online Tools" on our webpage.

NEW! Medicare Minute MD Telehealth Benefit
What is telemedicine? It's the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance, and it's one of the newest advances in the health care industry. Find out what you need to know about these practices in a brand new, special edition of the Medicare Minute video with Dr. Robert Hoover, the Jurisdiction C Medical Director, in collaboration with the DME MACs for Jurisdictions A, B, C and D. While this video is aimed at physicians, everyone can receive valuable information on this growing area of the health care world. Visit our website to view this informative video and many more.

Dear Physician Letters
CGS offers a valuable tool for explaining to physicians and other health care providers exactly what you need from them in order for their patients to receive prescribed DME products. Written by Dr. Robert Hoover, DME MAC medical director, our Dear Physician Letters explain key points in documentation and coverage requirements for specific policy groups and issues. Letter topics include continuous glucose monitors, face-to-face and written order requirements, PAP initial qualification, and many more. Currently there are twenty-four letters on our website, and new topics will be coming soon. You can print or email these to the physicians you work with to help them know how to help you better serve their patients. Visit Dear Physician Letters – Documentation Requirements for more information.

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