Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

January/February 2012 Issue
The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: What You Need to Know [Feature]

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will test the effects of a blended payment model for primary care services, including a per-member-per-month care management fee. This article describes the details, timeline and other information about this promising initiative.

Oct 2006 Issue
Get Ready for the Revised CMS-1500 Claim Form [Feature]

This article describes changes in the CMS claim form that will take effect in January 2007.

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Navigating the Medicare Web Site [Getting Paid]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site offers useful forms, resources and answers to questions that physicians may have, but they're not always easy to find. This article helps the reader locate the information he or she most needs.

Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
When All Else Fails, Contact Your HCFA Regional Office [Getting Paid]

The author explains how readers can work with the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) regional office in their area to resolve problems they have with their Medicare carriers.

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