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Update on FLR codes and MIPS

We have been getting a lot of questions on these 2 topics to ring in the New Year- so I I wanted to provide a brief update on these two issues:

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APTA FREE RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS

APTA is creating some resources for its members, and ALAPTA will do our best to pass along the information.

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Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Look-up Tool

At Fall conference Professional Issues, I mentioned the NEW Medicare cards that are being mailed out to all Medicare recipients. Palmetto has a new tool to help!

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