Installation of Officers
BCMS Alliance President
Jan. 25, 2014
Westin La Cantera
La Cantera Parkway
Antonio, Texas 78256
The BCMS office
will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday,
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from your medical
You have more time to decide whether to participate in
Deadline extended to Jan. 31
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations
CMS has announced an extension to
the Medicare participation deadline to Jan. 31, due to their delay
in releasing the 2014 physician fee schedule. The original deadline
was Dec. 31.
So you now have more time to
determine if you wish to participate. If you already
participate in Medicare and wish to continue to do so, no further
action is required. For a full explanation of the CMS
requirements and options for signing on to participate or to opt out
of the program, click here.
For local discussion on these
and other practice management topics, consider joining the BCMS
Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS
Circle of Friends sponsor at the silver level, but it is not an
endorsement. Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep
down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality
service to its members. The society continues its pledge to you and
only will involve itself in services and programs that benefit you,
the member, and your patients.
Billing form changes
Department of Insurance has announced an upcoming change for healthcare
providers who bill professional medical services on a Health Insurance
Claim Form CMS-1500 in the Texas workers' compensation system.
On April 1, the
workers' compensation system will require the use of a new
form. The state Division of Workers' Compensation will publish
training sessions on the rule revision in February. Dates and
times will be announced later.
information, click here.
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