Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Attention Health Professionals: Information Regarding the

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

On April 14 , 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; the President is expected to sign it shortly.  This law eliminates the negative update of 21% scheduled to take effect as of April 1, 2015, for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.   In addition, provisions allowing for exceptions to the therapy cap, add-on payments for ambulance services, payments for low volume hospitals, and payments for Medicare dependent hospitals that expired on April 1 have been extended.  CMS will immediately begin work to implement these provisions.

In an effort to minimize financial effects on providers, CMS previously instituted a 10-business day processing hold for all impacted claims with dates of service April 1, 2015, and later.  While the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have been instructed to implement the rates in the legislation, a small volume of claims will be processed at the reduced rate based on the negative update amount.   The MACs will automatically reprocess claims paid at the reduced rate with the new payment rate.

No action is necessary from providers who have already submitted claims for the impacted dates of service

Colleton Software signs partnership with EMS Charts

Colleton Software is pleased to announce that a partnership with EMS Charts has been signed between the 2 companies.

Effective immediately clients using EMS Charts for ePCR and Colleton Software for revenue management services can work with both companies. By providing EMS Charts as a ePCR option for Colleton clients, EMS providers can enjoy the benefits of both great companies.

The partnership will allow a seamless transaction between information from EMS Charts ePCR product to Colleton Software’s billing service. The partnership will also allow Colleton to offer the best available pricing for EMS Charts.

For more information, contact:

Dave Pickren

864 316 9966