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Medicare Final Rule To Be Delayed

October 24, 2013

By Joy Newby, LPN, CPCNewby Consulting, Inc.Dateline: October 24, 2013We received the following notice...

Dr. Alan W. Sidel Memorial Family Medicine Scholarship

October 1, 2013

IAFP Past President Alan W. Sidel, MD, passed away in May, 2013. His family have set up a memorial family...

Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

October 1, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians ResourcesThe AAFP has created useful resources for family physicians...

UPDATED: MLB Releases 2nd Version of Emergency Rules on Pain Management Prescribing – Next Public Hearing September 25th

September 17, 2013

IAFP reported last month regarding Senate Enrolled Act 246, which requires the MLB to establish...

Medicare Payment Allowances and Effective Dates for the 2014 Flu Season

September 17, 2013

This article clarifies CPT codes, payment allowances, and effective dates for flu vaccines for the coming...

Governor Pence Announces Indiana Will Continue Healthy Indiana Plan

September 3, 2013

The federal government has approved the extension of Indiana’s current Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). ...

Medical Licensing Board (MLB) In The Process Of Developing Emergency Rules On Pain Management Prescribing - Next Hearing August 22nd

August 16, 2013

Senate Enrolled Act 246 requires the MLB to establish standards and protocols for the prescribing...

First Round Of ACA Primary Care Physician Supplemental Payments Distributed

August 16, 2013

Family physicians who have self-attested to be qualifying providers under the ACA’s primary care physician supplemental payment...

Revised IAFP Bylaws Now Online

July 25, 2013

View the Revised IAFP Bylaws for 2013's Congress of Delegates, as well as our 2013 Congress of Delegates...

2013 PQRS and/or eRx Incentive Program: Stripped N365 Remark Code

July 1, 2013

MLN Connects Provider e-News | Thursday, June 27, 2013For those eligible professionals participating...

POST Form Now Onilne

July 1, 2013

Official POST Form Now Online The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announces...

New 1500 Claim Form Tentative Effective Date January 1, 2014

June 29, 2013

In the June 27, 2013 MLN Connects Provider e-News, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Documentation Timeliness

June 11, 2013

Confused concerning the timeliness of your documentation in connection with the provider signature,...

Indiana CERT Examples

June 3, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT)...

Legislative Wrap Up

May 1, 2013

Adjourning a few days early, the Indiana General Assembly has completed its 2013 legislative session.Although...

Billing Services Provided by Qualified Healthcare Professionals

January 27, 2013

The American Medical Association (AMA) has added the phrase “qualified health care professionals" throughout...

Statehouse Preview

January 4, 2013

The Indiana General Assembly reconvenes on Monday, January 7. After summer study committees and keeping...

New Law Stops the 26.5 Percent Decrease in Medicare Fee Schedule!!!

January 4, 2013

By: Joy Newby, LPN, CPC, PCSNewby Consulting, Inc.On January 2nd, President Obama signed the American...

Attestation Begins For Medicaid Primary Care Pay Increase

December 28, 2012

On December 28th, Indiana Health Coverage Programs released a bulletin which details how physicians...

Higher Payments And New Eligibility Categories Coming To Indiana Medicaid

November 28, 2012

Medicare Medicaid Parity Payments for 2013 and 2014The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...