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    ATTENTION PHYSICIANS: Prescription Blank Deadline Extended
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: August 13, 2014, 10:10 am

    MSNJ asked the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for leniency for practices unable to obtain the new prescription blanks by the August 18 deadline, due to vendor back-orders. In response to our request and that of several other groups, the DCA decided to extend the deadline to September 19, 201

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    Sunshine Act Update: Open Payments Registration and Review/Dispute Process Began July 14
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: July 21, 2014, 8:23 am

    Registering in the Open Payments system is voluntary, however, it is a mandatory process if physicians want to review and dispute the data submitted by manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (the Industry) before the data is posted to the public on September 30, 2014. Any data disputes

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    Key Provisions of Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: July 21, 2014, 8:22 am

    CMS published its proposed rule on Medicare’s payment schedule and policies on July 11. Comments on the proposal are due on September 2. Key changes in the proposal include: • Doubling the value-based modifier (VBM) penalties to 4% and subjecting all physicians to 2017 VBM adjustments based on pe

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    MSNJ Statement on CMS Release of Physician Payment Data
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 24, 2014, 1:07 pm

    On April 9, CMS released 2012 Medicare payment data on virtually all physicians to the public.  As recently as January CMS indicated that patient requests under the Freedom of Information Act would be reviewed and released on a case-by-case basis. This massive release is without precedent. The relea

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    Implementation of Fingerprint-Based Background Checks
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 17, 2014, 12:57 pm

    CMS announced the implementation of fingerprint-based background checks as part of enhanced enrollment screening provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Once fully implemented, the fingerprint-based background check will be completed on all individuals with a 5 percent or greater ownership inter

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