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Healthcare organizations of every size realize that hiring 1ˢᵗ Credentialing is the most economical and efficient way to solve their credentialing needs. We have the training, expertise and commitment it takes to keep a complex process moving forward at all times.
1ˢᵗ Credentialing supports healthcare practices of all sizes - from health systems, to community hospitals, to large group practices, to smaller organizations. We help get your providers up and practicing as fast as possible.
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CMS To Grant Hurricane Irma Medicare Reporting Exceptions
In this extraordinarily busy hurricane season, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has kept pace by providing administrative exceptions and waiving certain provider requirements to facilitate continuing services to those in need.
CMS recently announced that it will grant exceptions to certain hospitals and other healthcare facilities affected by Hurricane Irma for Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. The exception releases these facilities from submitting extraordinary circumstances requests.
The exceptions will assist providers while they focus on caring for their patients and repairing structural damage.
Eligible facilities include:
Acute care hospitals
Prospective Payment System-exempt cancer hospitals
Inpatient psychiatric facilities
Skilled nursing facilities
Home health agencies
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities
Renal dialysis facilities
Long-term care hospitals
Ambulatory surgical centers
Providers will be granted exceptions without having to submit an Extraordinary Circumstances Exceptions request if they are located in one of the listed Florida counties, Puerto Rico municipios or U.S. Virgin Islands county-equivalents. All listed areas have been designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as major disaster areas. All 67 Florida counties are within the FEMA designated areas.
The scope and duration of the exceptions are specific to each Medicare quality reporting program. You can read the details for each reporting program in CMS’ announcement on the applicability of reporting requirements, reference #2017-126-IP sent on September 14, 2017.
Let Us Manage All Your Payer Enrollment Services
If you require medical credentialing and payer enrollment needs for your practice or medical facility, please contact 1st Assistant. Our experienced and dedicated specialists will provide all credentialing and enrollment services quickly and will monitor your account for ongoing updates and re-attestations. Heidi Henderson, our company owner and President, is eager to meet you and discuss your payer enrollment needs. Please call us at 512.201.2668 or contact us via the website.
Our credentialing experts are here to help you assess exactly which solutions you need and let you know how inexpensively we could put you on the right track. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing includes primary source verification and payor enrollment for all insurance networks including Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and insurance networks. Don’t wait another minute, contact our terrific team today!