CMS's website through which you can find the Carrier's Manual,
CMS Transmittals to Carriers, and Program Memoranda.
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/search.asp (CMS): CMS's website
which publishes National Coverage Determinations (NCDs),
National Coverage Analyses (NCAs) and local medical
review policies adopted by carriers. It is searchable by carrier and topic.
CMS’s Frequently Asked Questions website. It enables
providers to search all CMS Frequently Asked Questions by topic
(OIG) The OIG's home page which gives
access to Fraud Alerts, advisory opinions under the anti-kickback
statute, the OIG's Workplan
identifies annually those matters on which the OIG will be pursuing investigations,
and the OIG's semi-annual reports, Corporate Integrity Agreements they
have entered, recoveries they have made and the work in which
they are engaged.
is the website for the HIPAA privacy regulations and other
materials related to the privacy rules.
searchable database of clinical practice guidelines
(American Health Lawyers Association): Resource materials; seminars;
list serves; publications -- excellent research link list
(Medical Group Management Association): library resources on
common practices; compliance manual guidance; seminars.
practice management journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians
which offers practical
guidance for physicians. Alice is on their editorial board.
www.healthaffairs.org This site links to other government sites and associational sites
created by one of the most prestigious health policy journals in
print today. The journal itself is worth
website of the Center for Studying Health System Change, which
offers timely brief studies and surveys of wide ranging public
policy issues in health care. Precise and straightforward.
The links page of The Reinertsen Group which offers information
about quality improvement resources.
website of Our Common Good which is a broadly representative
coalition of individuals and organizations (including us) who
are calling for very different approaches to malpractice liability