Physician Practice

House played cards right, but will Senate?

Physician Practice Perspective, April 21, 2002

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Medicare contractor reform got a boost last December when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to competitively solicit bids for claims payment and administration contracts.Doctor's offices say they love the House bill, which would put local medical review policies (LMRPs) under an intense spotlight. Sandra Whitman, compliance officer for a mid-size medical clinic near Detroit, abhors local policies because "there's no information about frequency limitations."The Institute of Medi

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