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Feb. 26, 2014, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
Use New CMS-1500 Claim Form by April 1
Have you started using the latest version of the CMS-1500 claim form, either paper or its electronic equivalent? You can start using the new form now, but beginning April 1, payers no longer will accept the older version of the form for payment.
Where Do You Use ICD-9 Codes?
Pay attention now to where you use ICD-9 codes so that you don’t overlook any areas of your practice that will be affected by ICD-10.
Novitas Webinars Help With Puzzling Coding Topics
Did you know Novitas offers free webinars about coding for Medicare Part B and other topics? The March 2014 schedule includes three topics that TMA often receives questions about.
Private Payer Round-Up, February 2014
In case you missed these — here is a roundup of useful items from health care payment plans’ newsletters and updates, compiled by TMA's reimbursement specialists.
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