Backdating medicare forms
You can sign up for free Part A (if you’re eligible) any time during or after your Initial Enrollment Period starts.2016 was the last program year for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).Both your patients and the referral specialists have to comply with the requirements of the managed care contract.Since patient education begins in your office, consider posting a sign that reminds managed care patients that they must obtain your authorization to seeking care from other specialists.In addition, the same CFR section states that, “an application under § 406.10 that is validly filed within 6 months after the first month of eligibility is retroactive to that first month.If filed more than 6 months after that first month, it is retroactive to the 6th month before the month of filing.” In other words, if you become enrolled in Medicare Part A after reaching age 65, they’re going to backdate your enrollment by 6 months (but no earlier than age 65).“I thought that I completely understood [Social Security strategies] but I sure didn’t understand the Medicare Part A/HSA complication.
Is it illegal to do this, and if so, how can I stop doing it without alienating my patients and their other physicians?Callantine filed this action alleging she was wrongfully terminated in violation of public policy for failure to commit the illegal act of signing a backdated Medicare Form 485. On appeal, Staff Builders contends the district court erred in submitting the wrongful termination claim to the jury.Additionally, Callantine alleged Staff Builders failed to provide her with a service letter as required by Missouri Revised Statute § 290.140. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Callantine on both counts and awarded punitive damages on each. It also challenges the punitive damage awards and amounts on both claims, and asserts error in instructing the jury on the scope and course of agency.Additionally, Callantine cross-appeals challenging the district court's entry of an order of remittitur, which decreased the punitive damage awards to ,000 and ,000, respectively.We reverse the district court's denial of judgment as a matter of law on the wrongful termination claim, and we affirm the district court's denial of judgment as a matter of law on the service letter claim and its remittitur.