Reminder about Billing Requirements for Certain Dual-Eligibles

July 11, 2016 at 11:39 am | National

As part of the AMA’s ongoing work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on issues affecting Medicare providers and beneficiaries, the AMA would like to remind physicians that balance billing is prohibited for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program.  CMS has conveyed their concern that some physicians are still […]

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Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E. coli Bacteria found in a Human in the United States

June 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm | Local, National, State

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is sharing the following Health Alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) This is an official  CDC HEALTH ADVISORY  Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network June 13, 2016, 13:35 EDT (1:35 PM EDT) CDCHAN-00390   Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E. […]

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SGR Update as of April 15, 2015

April 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm | Local, Medical Society, National

   Information Regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015   On April 14 , 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; the President is expected to sign it shortly.  This law eliminates the negative update of 21% scheduled to take effect as of April 1, 2015, for the […]

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Happy Doctor’s Day

March 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm | Local, Medical Society, National, State

To all the physicians in Philadelphia County: Thank you for putting others first and making every day count in the lives of your patients. We salute you!  National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country […]

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