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Medicare Fraud Alert
If you receive a request for a signature on a Certificate of Medical Necessity for a patient not known to you, the physician area already completed, or if you receive a request for medical record documentation for a patient where you did not order the DME item, or that you do not believe is appropriate for the patient, please treat this as a fraud issue.
You can submit the information to OIG Hotline: 800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) or online at https://forms.oig.hhs.gov/hotlineoperations/
Medicare Pays for Chronic Care Management Services
In January 2015, CMS authorized new fees for non-visit-based Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) services. The new program pays $40 per patient per month for coordination services provided to Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Eligible CCM services require at least 20 minutes of clinical staff time per calendar month. The care must be directed by a physician or other qualified health care professional, but does not have to be provided by the physician. Other conditions apply, but the CCM program is something primary care physicians should consider for their chronically ill Medicare patients.
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