The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of May 25,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 37









Sept. 24

BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton at the Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410 

CME and legislative updates 



Oct. 16

BCMS Auto Show

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

BCMS office parking lot,

6243 IH-10 West

Complimentary buffet and cocktail party; new model vehicles; family and friends welcome


Important updates

for primary care physicians

eligible for Medicaid pay increase

TMHP began issuing supplemental payments May 7


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


As authorized by the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid payments increased to Medicare parity for E&M services as well as vaccine administration services provided by pediatricians, family physicians, general internists, including each of their respective subspecialists for claims submitted between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014.


Only those physicians who have attested as to their eligibility may receive the higher payments.  Additionally, for physicians who attested prior to the April 1 deadline, they are eligible for payments retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013.  Attestations submitted after the deadline will receive payments only for claims submitted after April 1, 2014.


As there are other regulations that apply, please read the information here to familiarize yourself with the various ACA regulations as they pertain to these Medicaid fee-for-service claims.


For more information on this and other practice management topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.







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