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Immunization Hotline

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Immunizations

Call the CDC National Immunization Hotline (NIH) at 1-800-232-4636.

Whether you are a doctor, patient or health care professional interested in vaccine information, you can find the answers you need by calling the CDC National Immunization Hotline (NIH) at 1-800-232-4636.

NIH is the place for the most up-to-date immunization information including vaccine schedules, side effects, contraindications, recommendations, and more. Live, trained specialists provide individualized attention. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.


Website Helps Family Caregivers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a Medicare website for family caregivers. The site provides information to help family members and friends care for Medicare beneficiaries, links to organizations that assist caregivers and beneficiaries, and access to an electronic newsletter for caregivers.


Understanding Care Plan Oversight Reimbursement

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Care Plan Oversight

CPO reimbursement covers a physician’s involvement in: (1) Initial certification (2) Any recertifications, and (3) Care plan supervision.

You oversee the care plan of countless home health patients and those numbers are rapidly growing. Shouldn’t you get paid for the services you already provide? It’s not as complicated or time-consuming as you may think. These quick and easy tips will ensure an increase in your revenue.

Care Plan Oversight (CPO) is a way for Medicare to reimburse physicians for their role in managing the care of the home health patient. CPO reimbursement covers a physician’s involvement in: (1) Initial certification (2) Any recertifications, and (3) Care plan supervision.

Many physicians are missing out on extra revenue for their practice because they aren’t tracking and billing for CPO reimbursement. Read more