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15 Jan

Is it the ENDS for flavored cartridge-based products?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 2, 2020, issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against flavored e-cigarette products that are manufactured and marketed in a manner that appeal to minors because the are flavored or marketed to taste or look like popular cereals, juices, or candies. Since implementation of the FDA’s premarket authorization

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10 Jan

Reminder – Deadline for Licensure required of Behavior Analysis Providers

Starting the New Year in 2020 means that Behavior Analysis providers in Florida will need to have a health care clinic license or exemption from licensure in order to avoid possible Medicaid payment interruptions. The deadline for compliance is July 1, 2020, however, the time to submit an application is now. For additional information regarding

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29 Oct

How to Avoid Medicare Payment Interruptions After January 1, 2020

Attention Medicare providers! if you want to continue receiving Medicare payments without delay please ensure that your practice or billing provider is using MBIs for all Medicare transactions as soon as possible and prior to January 1, 2020. As you may recall, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring that “physicians, providers,

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18 Oct

Changes to the Amount in Controversy Thresholds for Medicare Appeals

Beginning on or after January 1, 2020, the amount in controversy needed by Medicare providers will change as follows: $170 for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings. (2019 – $160) $1,670 for judicial review (2019 – $1,630) The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) every year announces annual adjustments to the amount in controversy threshold

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11 Feb

Home Health Agencies no longer under CMS moratorium

As of January 30, 2019, there are no active Medicare Provider Enrollment Moratoria in any State, including Florida, or U.S. territories. On July 31, 2013, the the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) first issued a temporary moratorium which affected providers who desired to or where in the process of enrolling as a home

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11 Feb

How to respond to a Final Audit Report (FAR)

Florida health care providers that provide services to Medicaid recipients are likely, at some point, to receive an audit of their claims submitted to the Medicaid program for reimbursement. Some providers will, for any number of reasons, receive a preliminary audit report detailing the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (Agency) findings as well as setting

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