Medicare Resources

Medicare Resources

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Summaries of Regulations and Comment letters
Find out how regulations from CMS including the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule affect the specialty of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and read our comments letters to CMS to address these policies.

Medicare Updates
Stay current on new and revised Medicare payment policies pertinent to otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, our advocacy efforts with Medicare, and more.

Sign-on letters
View advocacy letters that the Academy has sent in conjunction with other national medical associations.

CMS Quality Reporting Initiatives
Learn how to earn incentives and avoid penalties in the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program, E-Prescribing Incentive Program, Value Based Purchasing, and PQRS.

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Lookup
Obtain the relative value units, fee schedule status indicators, and various payment policy indicators needed for payment adjustments. The Medicare physician fee schedule pricing amounts are adjusted to reflect the variation in practice costs from area to area.

Medicare Enrollment
Resources and updates on Medicare enrollment and on National Provider Identifiers (NPI) 

Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC)
Information on the Implementation of the MACs including regional maps of their jurisdictions, weblinks to their local coverage determinations and their effective dates of coverage.

Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)
Get information on the RACs and access their Issues lists.

Updated on August 1, 2012