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CMS launches second volume of quarterly compliance newsletter

Medicare Update for CAHs, November 16, 2011

CMS issued the initial release of the second volume of Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletters, one year after the launching the inaugural edition of the publication, which is designed to offer providers guidance on avoiding common Medicare billing and general errors.

These educational newsletters are designed to help providers understand the major findings identified by Medicare administrative contractors (MACs), recovery auditors, program safeguard contractors (PSCs), zone program integrity contractors (ZPICs), and other governmental organizations, such as the Office of Inspector General (OIG), according to the release. It aims to help providers, suppliers, and their staffs understand claims submission problems and how to avoid certain billing errors and other improper activities at their facilities.

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