Web Resources

 

Web Resources

We have compiled a lot of valuable links to resources so you do not have to look for them!

General Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
Or call: 800.227.2345
Excellent site for all cancers; Great place to get statistics on cancer for presentations.

American Society of Clinical Oncologists
www.asco.org
The mecca of good information…see the MMA Resources for practice presentations and tools.

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org
Or call: 800.813.4673
Provides emotional support, financial assistance and financial assistance referrals.

Cancer.com
www.cancer.com
A general cancer center that connects those whose loved ones are touched by cancer to lots of cancer web resources.

Cancervive
www.cancervive.org
Provides emotional support, information and advocacy

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
www.cms.hhs.gov
See specific sections below for more info on specific sites and state-level information.

Chemo Care
www.chemocare.com
Or call: 800.552.4366
Program of Scott Hamilton, provides up-to-date information on chemotherapy.

Helping Patients
www.helpingpatients.org
Pharma’s web site to link patients to patient assistance programs. Not as good as NeedyMeds. But, does the trick.

Hospice (National)
www.nho.org
Or call: 800.331.1620
Great resource about hospice

Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kff.org
This is not the evil Kaiser HMO empire…this one of the finest sources of healthcare statistics ever!

Medicare Rights Center
www.Medicarerights.org
Helps patients fight for their rights, instead of you doing it!.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org
Not a patient treatment funding site, but empowers survivors and advocates for policy issues that affect their quality of life.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
www.natlbcc.org
Or call: 800.622.2838
Want to fight breast cancer? Here you go!

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
www.nci.nih.gov
Or call: 800.422.6237
Government institute for cancer, tells you all the hot info about clinical trial reimbursement or lack thereof. It also links to the clinical trial registry.

National Society of Genetic Counselors
www.nsgc.org
Or call: 610.872.7608
Provides a network of professional communications involving all types of human genetics

NeedyMeds.Com
www.needymeds.com
The very best web site to get anything and anything you need about Patient Assistance programs. EVERY application is on here too. Too good to miss.

Oncolink
www.oncolink.com
Or call: 215.349.5445
Treatment options, clinical trial information, resources.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org
Another patient assistance site offering help. Brings together state aid and patient assistance programs.

Patient Advocacy Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org
Co-pay assistance is available through this group. Will also help patients with payment problems.

RxAssist
www.Rxassist.org
Another good patient assistance program information site. Chock full of information!

Susan G. Komen Foundation
www.komen.org
Or call: 800.462.9273
"Helpline" with trained volunteers, funds research and other cancer related programs (AVON Walk, Race for the Cure). The CodeMistress’ favorite charity!

Medicare 411—National CMS Links

Purpose Link
Main Menu
http://www.cms.hhs.gov

ABNs/Waivers
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/BNI/

Claims Processing Manual (A must!) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Manuals/IOM/list.asp

Contact Someone at CMS
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ContactCMS/

Correct Coding Edits
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/

Coverage rules
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/coverage/

Coverage search/policy search
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/search.asp

Evaluation & Management Guidelines http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medlearn/emdoc.asp

HIPAA
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/HIPAAGenInfo/


HIPAA in English
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/HIPAAGenInfo/

Labs—National Policies for Coverage http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/indexes.asp

Manuals
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals

Medicare 411 Local

Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers

Adminastar Federal (D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
www.adminastar.com

CIGNA Healthcare (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc/

Palmetto GBA (Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)
www.palmettogba.com

Medicare Part B Carriers

Alabama Cahaba GBA
www.cahabagba.com

Arkansas Arkansas BCBS
www.arkmedicare.com

California National Heritage Insurance Company
www.medicarenhic.com

Connecticut First Coast Service Options
www.connecticutmedicare.com

Idaho CIGNA Healthcare
www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc

Illinois Wisconsin Physicians Service
www.wpsic.com/medicare

Indiana AdminaStar Federal
www.adminastar.com

Kansas BCBS of Kansas
www.wpsmedicare.com

Kentucky AdminaStar Federal
www.adminastar.com

Louisiana Medicare Services
www.lamedicare.com

Mississippi Cahaba GBA
www.cahabagba.com

Missouri BCBS of Kansas (West MO)/Arkansas BCBS (East MO)
www.wpsmedicare.com
www.momedicare.com

Montana BCBS of Montana
www.bcbsmt.com

Nebraska BCBS of Kansas
www.wpsmedicare.com

New Hampshire National Heritage Insurance Company
www.medicarenhic.com

New Jersey Empire HealthChoice, Inc.
www.empiremedicare.com

New Mexico Arkansas BCBS
www.trailblazerhealth.com

New York HealthNow New York Inc./Empire BCBS/Group Health Inc.
www.empiremedicare.com
www.ghimedicare.com

North Carolina CIGNA Healthcare
www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc/

Ohio Palmetto GBA
www.palmettogba.com

Oklahoma New Mexico Medicare BCBS
www.trailblazerhealth.com

Pennsylvania HGSAdministrators
www.hgsa.com

Rhode Island BCBS of Rhode Island
www.rimedicare.org

S. Carolina Palmetto GBA
www.palmettogba.com

Tennessee CIGNA Healthcare
www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc/

Texas TrailBlazer Health Enterprises
www.trailblazerhealth.com

Utah Regence BCBS of Utah
www.ut.regence.com

Vermont National Heritage Insurance Company
www.medicarenhic.com

West Virginia Palmetto GBA
www.palmettogba.com

Wisconsin Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation
www.wpsic.com/partd/index.shtml

This web site should not be the only source used for coding and billing. It is not meant to be formal consultation or legal advice. All coding and billing decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis based upon documentation and insurance guidelines.

All information contained herein is valid for the date on the piece only. Many Medical Oncology coding guidelines are currently unknown. Check your Carrier's web sites as often as possible for changes. This web site is a summary only. For Medicare regulations, see www.cms.hhs.gov or your local Medicare web site. All forms contained herein a samples. Each practice must use forms that are consistent with federal, state, and local laws.

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