Midsouth MGMA works closely with both the TMGMA, MGMA and TMA Government Affairs staff to provide our members with the latest legislative & regulatory information. Members are encouraged to participate in grassroots activities, anecdotal surveys, and contacting your elected officials on issues of importance to medical practices. For more information on how you can get involved or questions on any legislative issue, please visit http://www.tmgma.com/Legislative
At an AMA convened meeting with CMS officials earlier this year, the medical specialty societies offered to provide feedback to Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) on possible RAC review topics prior to the approved work being posted on the RACs website. CMS recently informed the AMA that it is moving forward with this process. The deadline for the first review is December 8th. Given the AMA’s Interim Meeting and the Thanksgiving holiday, the AMA raised concern about the short deadline. As a result, CMS said that it will continue to take comments on the topics until later December. The topics can be found here.