CMA published Tips and Tools for physicians and staff:
Surviving Covered California - Part 1
Surviving Covered California - Part 2
Surviving Covered California - Part 3
Surviving Covered California - Part 4
HIPAA Security Rule - Working from home and being secure.
PrivaPlan Remote Home Use
New Vs. Established Patient Scenarios
Global Surgery Fact Sheet
GloballSurgery Aug 2013
Top Five Tips to Successful Appeals
Tips for Successful Appeals
IPPE and AWV - FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions from the March 28, 2012 Medicare Preventive Services National Provider Call: The Initial Preventive Physical Exam (IPPE) and the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
FAQ IPPE and AWV
The ABC's of the annual wellness visit
The ABC's of the IPPE
Medicare Audit Guide for Physicians
Making Changes to a Medical Record
Corrections vs. Alterations
Claim Correction Form
A one-page form that can help make the process of filing corrected claims more efficient~Physicians may adapt for use in their own practices.
Claim Correction Form.doc
Physician treating family member
From the Medicare Carrier Manual, Guidelines on physician's treating family members
Medicare EM Article
This E/M article shares helpful hints when submitting services to J1 Part B for processing.
CMS Signature Requirements
For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided/ordered be authenticated by the author. The method used shall be a hand written or an electronic signature. Stamp signatures are not acceptable....
Medicare Consultation Code Crosswalk
(DEC2009) This chart includes a list of CMS web pages that ALL Medicare providers use most frequently.
Modifier AI Decision Chart
Selecting a Practice Mgmt System
Use this decision chart to determine whether you should bill with modifier AI.
The upcoming transition to the government's modified electronic transaction standards, coupled with the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive program, will require physician practices to upgrade or replace their current practice management software.
To help you select and purchase the most appropriate software for your practice, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) collaborated to develop a new online toolkit. The new "Selecting a Practice Management System" toolkit provides a roadmap to make this process easier for your practice. You can use this information to establish your practice needs and take advantage of recent improvements in automation.
Since many private insurance carriers are still accepting consultation codes, The AMA clarified consultation services and transfer of care.