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Medicare Update 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Martin | Executive Director
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We have heard from a few NDs that BOTH Regence Medicare Advantage and Pacific Source Medicare Advantage now cover naturopathic physicians as supplemental providers! This is such good news for NDs and patients in the state of Oregon.

We checked with CareOregon, who unfortunately are still not covering NDs at this time, but we have let them know that this has changed with other plans and have requested that they re-evaluate their offerings.

Questions? Contact:

Regence Medicare Advantage:

1 (800) 253-0838

PacificSource Medicare Advantage:

1 (800) 896-6642

Changes to Medicare EHR Incentive Program


New federal legislation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and updates to Oregon’s Medicaid State Plan Amendment affects how providers are eligible for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.


These rules include changes for the 90-day EHR reporting period in 2018-2019

·      For program year 2018, the grace period ends on April 30, 2019

·      For program years 2019 and 2020 the grace period is 90 days

·      For program year 2021, the grace period does not apply.

·      Information regarding program year 2021 application deadlines shall be established by the program.

See the full notice of proposed rulemaking which also includes more information regarding payment dates and oversight/audits here:


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