Archive for The Day of November 28th, 2005

Archive for the Day of November 28th, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of November 28th, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during November 28th, 2005.

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Eliminating SSNs in Medical Billing

Eliminating SSNs in Medical Billing The Durbin amendment will make medical billing safer for senior citizens in the United States. The Durbin amendment makes it mandatory for the federal government to remove social security numbers from all Medicare documents and replace them with a different patient identifier. Since senior citizens are a large target of identity theft, this medical billing change is definitely one for the better. Beginning in 2006, the federal government has gotten on the same page as many states of the nation. Identity theft is so prevalent in the United States and social security numbers make identity theft easy. This means that all senior citizens with Medicare

Overstated Payment Amounts In Medical Billing

Watch Overstated Payment Amounts In Your Medical Billing The state of Indiana is raising some eyes in the medical billing world. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have strict regulations for payments and upper payment limits (UPLs). Apparently Indiana significantly overstated these amounts, which led to large over payments. Now, the Indiana medical billing overstatements may affect their bottom line. The Office of Inspector General announced that for the Indiana state fiscal years 2001 and 2002, they overstated upper payment limits by about $6.5 million. The medical billing in 2001 was overstated by $2.2 million, and 2002 medical billing was overstated by $4.3 million. The reason these medical billing

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