Mandatory Payment Reduction-Sequestration
Effective for services dated April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, the Budget Control Act of 2011 requires mandatory across the board reductions in Federal spending, also known as sequestration. For this timeframe, Medicare must reduce claim payments by 2%. You can identify the reduction on the electronic remittance advice and standard paper remittance by Claim Adjustment Reason Code 223, described as, “Adjustment code for mandated Federal, State or local law/regulation that is not already covered by another code and is mandated before a new code can be created.” Learn more…Adobe Portable Document Format
Memorial Day Closing
WPS Medicare will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013, in observance of Memorial Day. If you require assistance, please contact us when we re-open on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
May is Healthy Vision Month
is to make vision care a priority for all. To find out more and get resources, visit the National Eye InstituteExternal Link National Institutes of Health.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has designated May Better Hearing and Speech Month. This yearly event helps raise awareness about communication disorders and their treatments. For more information and resources, visit the ASHA websiteExternal Link.