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CMS announces slight increase for Medicare Part B premiums

November 10, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $148.50 in 2021, an increase of $3.90 from 2020, CMS has announced. The annual deductible for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be $203 in 2021, an increase of $5 from 2020. Previously, in September, CMS announced that the average monthly premium for Medicare Advantage is expected to decrease 11% to $21 in 2021. “With the 2021 Medicare Part B premium information now available, I encourage everyone with Medicare...

Medicare Part B, Open enrollment


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Relief funding: CMS stops accepting new applications for advance payment

April 28, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has suspended its Advance Payment Program to Part B providers and has stopped accepting new applications for the program as of April 26.Additionally, CMS is re-evaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program, as well as all pending and new applications for accelerated payments.The agency made the announcement following the successful payment of more than $100 billion to health care providers through these programs and in light of the $175 billion recently...

Accelerated Payments, Advance Payments, Coronavirus Outbreak, Medicare Part B


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QS/1 launches documentation tool for pharmacies

April 12, 2013HME News Staff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - QS/1 has released a tool to help pharmacies better serve Medicare Part B customers, and comply with regulations and audits, according to a press release. QS/1's Medicare Part B Compliance Documentation allows pharmacies that use NRx or PrimeCare Pharmacy Management Systems to retain the documents required for audits. “Missing or incomplete documentation is the most common error that results in the repayment of claims,” stated Chris Kinard, the QS/1 market analyst who...

Medicare Part B, NRx, PrimeCare Management Systems, QS/1


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