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ECS Industry News and Updates

Posts are excerpted from the ECS Industry Update, a national publication, produced by ECS Solutions, to keep clients informed on the ever changing world of Medicare, Medicaid, and Ohio MyCare. The Industry Update in its entirety is created and distributed exclusively for ECS clients.

ECS Solutions | Holiday Schedule – Closed 9/4/17

Happy Labor Day! This is a reminder that Monday, September 4th is Labor Day and all government offices and banks will be closed. ECS will also be closed for the holiday.  Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend! Medicare:  CMS and all Medicare MACs will be closed.  Since electronic processes continue through the holiday, payments scheduled […]

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ECS Solutions | Holiday Schedule – Closed 7/4/17

Happy Fourth of July!   This is a reminder that Tuesday, July 4th is Independence Day. Government offices and many businesses, including ECS Solutions, will be closed in observance.   Other Closures Medicare MAC/Intermediaries and call centers will be closed; payments will be delayed by 1 business day.   Medicaid All government offices will be […]

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ECS Solutions | Memorial Day Schedule – Closed 5/29/17

Happy Memorial Day! This is a reminder that Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day. Government offices and many businesses, including ECS Solutions, will be closed in observance.   Other Closures Medicare All MACs (CGS, Novitas, Palmetto, WPS, and NGS) will observe Memorial Day and all call centers will be closed.   Medicaid All government offices […]

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ECS Solutions | Holiday Schedule – Closed 12/26/16 and 1/2/17

Happy Holidays! In observance of the upcoming holidays, the offices of ECS Solutions will be closed Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017. Please check your local government for respective holiday closures.   Other Closures Medicare CGS – Closed 12/23/16, 12/26/16 and 1/2/17 Novitas – Closed 12/23/16, 12/26/16 and 1/2/17 WPS – Closed 12/23, […]

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ECS Solutions | Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule – Closed 11/24/16-11/25/16

Happy Thanksgiving! This is a reminder that Thursday, November 24th is Thanksgiving. Government offices and many businesses, including ECS Solutions, will be closed. ECS Solutions will also be closed Friday, November 25th, and resume normal business hours Monday, November 28th.   Other Closures Medicare All MACs will be closed 11/24/16 and 11/25/16. IVR will be available […]

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ECS Solutions | Holiday Schedule – Closed 9/5/16

Happy Labor Day! This is a reminder that Monday, September 5th is Labor Day.  Government offices and many businesses, including ECS Solutions, will be closed.  ECS will resume normal business hours Tuesday, September 6th.   Other Closures Medicare CMS and all Medicare MACs will be closed. Since electronic processes continue through the holiday, payments scheduled […]

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ECS Solutions | Holiday Schedule – Closed 7/4/16

Happy Fourth of July! This is a reminder that Monday, July 4th is Independence Day. Government offices and many businesses, including ECS Solutions, will be closed in observance.   Other closures Medicare MAC/intermediaries, call centers, and payments delayed by one business day.   Medicaid  All government offices including state, county and local Medicaid offices will be closed.  […]

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Untangling (the Web) Part B Therapy Threshold Audits

Over the last several months, ECS has reported on the ambiguity our industry faces regarding the Medicare Recovery Audits (RAC) for Part B, as mandated by Congress. We have been relentless in our pursuit for clear direction from CMS as to whom performs the audits and to where documentation should be submitted. We proactively advised facilities to […]

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Spring is Around the Corner Time to Spruce up Receivables

Your revenue is important. Here are some times on ensuring your revenue is on target.

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Show Your Biller Some Love with Essential Training

An Indispensable Part of Compliance In the ever changing world of healthcare, clinical staff training remains a high priority. Equally important is training for billing staff. Confidence that claims submitted by the billing department are accurate as well as compliant with CMS guidelines cannot be overstated.

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