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  • 2014 Wisconsin Tax Law Changes

    Jul 31

    Just a reminder of the Wisconsin Tax Law changes that started in 2014. These changes will affect many individuals and most businesses here in Wisconsin.

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  • Updated CMS Guideline for Cerumen Impaction

    Jul 15

    The description for CPT code 69210 has been revised for 2014. In previous years, the descriptor for 69210 read “Removal impacted cerumen (separate procedure), one or both ears.”

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  • Identity Theft and Tax Returns

    Jun 27

    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Taxpayers may encounter identity theft when a fraudulent refund claim is filed by a thief using the taxpayer’s identifying information.

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  • Incorporate Medicare changes into your documentation

    Jun 05

    With the transition over the last year to NGS Medicare, evaluation and management services have a unique tool that calculates the components in a slightly different manner than WPS Medicare. This applies to providers in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

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  • Avoid Penalties by Reporting PQRS

    May 27

    The program provides an incentive payment to practices with eligible professionals who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B beneficiaries during the applicable reporting period.

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  • New Wisconsin Edvest and Private School Tuition Rules

    May 15

    For 2014, Wisconsin has made significant changes to the Wisconsin Sponsored College Savings Program (generally referred to as “Edvest”) and for Private Schooling Costs.

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  • CMS Revisions for FDG PET Scans

    May 13

    CMS is revising the NCD Manual, Section 220.6 to reflect that CMS has ended the coverage with evidence development requirement for all subsequent FDG PET, PET/CT, and PET/MRI. This revision does not change coverage for NaF-18 or Rb-82 PET imaging.

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  • Medicare Determination for PET Imaging

    Apr 23

    CMS has concluded that there is inadequate substantiation to verify that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) amyloid-beta imaging is reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member for Medicare beneficiaries with dementia or neurodegenerative disease. More details and a table with ICD-9 and corresponding ICD-10 codes are detailed in this e-alert.

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  • President Signs SGR Patch, ICD-10 Delayed

    Apr 03

    To avoid further reductions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on April 1, 2014, the House and Senate have passed legislation to prevent a 24% cut in Medicare payments. The President has finalized this legislation to avoid the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) impact through March 31, 2015. Read more...

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  • State Income Tax Nexus - What is it and how can it help you?

    Apr 03

    How do you know when you have reporting requirements in other states for state income tax? “Nexus“ determines the company’s reporting requirements and tax obligations for a particular state.

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