Quest National Services, LLC released on June 1, 2012 it’s new line of service and products in the HIPAA Compliance area of Healthcare Management. Quest National Services is pleased to offer a turn-key solution that allows both physicians and business associates the ability to properly protect the privacy of patient information with easy to follow, affordable, and intuitive solutions.
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The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) and Quest National Services have partnered together to provide fully integrated Electronic Medical Records software solutions, comprehensive practice management services and medical billing to all AAUCM members. With QuestNS’ medical billing solution, AAUCM members will enjoy increased practice workflow efficiency and will enhance your cash-flow visibility.
Quest National Services is pleased to announce it’s partnership with BizMatics,Inc and it’s recognition as a Certified Reseller of the BizMatics product line.
Recently Announced: “The Meaningful Use Roadmap” – September 14, 2010: Outlining a clear path to Meaningful Use compliance – Orlando and Tampa FL – For more information or to reserve your seat call: (888) 783-7818 x210
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for significant expansion of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program by the end of 2010.
The RAC program, which is currently limited to review of Medicare Parts A and B claims, uses contractors who are paid on a contingency fee basis to identify Medicare overpayments and underpayments. The program began as a demonstration program in 2005 and was expanded to a permanent program by Section 302 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. The permanent program was “rolled out” over several years and, as of January 2010, is now active in all 50 states.
* The Continuing Extension Act of 2010, enacted on April 15 extends the zero percent (0%) update to the 2010 Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) through May 31. At this time, Congress is debating the elimination of the negative update that took effect June 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hopeful that congressional action will be taken within the next several days to avert the negative update.
To avoid disruption in the delivery of health care services to beneficiaries and payment of claims for physicians, nonphysician practitioners, and other providers paid under the MPFS, CMS had instructed its contractors on May 27 to hold claims for services paid under the MPFS for the first 10 business days of June (i.e., through June 14). This hold only affects MPFS claims with dates of service of June 1 later.
Given the possibility of congressional action in the very near future, CMS is now directing contractors to continue holding June 1 and later claims through Thursday, June 17, lifting the hold on Friday, June 18.
This action will facilitate accurate claims processing at the outset and minimize the need for claims reprocessing if congressional action changes the negative update. It also should minimize the provider and beneficiary burdens and costs associated with reprocessing claims.
CMS understands that the delayed processing of Medicare claims may present cash flow problems for some Medicare providers. However, CMS expects that the delay, if any, beyond the normal processing period will be only a few days. Be on the alert for more information regarding the 2010 MPFS update.
Source: PERL 201006-15
* On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed the historic healthcare reform bill into law. This marked the end of many months of wrangling between the Republicans and Democrats. The $938 Billion bill brings many significant changes to the US healthcare system for the first time in decades.
The $938B bill would be financed by tax increases and reduction in Medicare spending according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO also predicts that the federal deficit would be reduced by $143 billion in the first 10 years. The bill would also extend health insurance to 32 million uninsured Americans.
* The Senate has voted to delay a 21.2% physician pay cut in Medicare reimbursement until October 1, 2010.
Overall, the Senate approved a $138 billion package of legislation, including tax extenders and unemployement aid that the White House said is critically important to the country’s economic recovery.
- Mandatory outlays for the Medicare and Medicaid programs far outweigh discretionary spending in President Barack Obama’s proposed 2011 budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), says the Wall Street Journal. Medicare and Medicaid funding totals $489.3 billion and $264.5 billion, respectively, while discretionary funding comes in at a measly $82.8 billion.
- Quest National Services announces expansion to help providers nationwide with their practice management needs.