A recent memo from the AASM provides members with guidance regarding how to respond to the Comparative Billing Reports (CBRs) distributed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in May and June.  On July 15, the AASM sent a letter to CMS and the CBR Producer outlining several concerns about how the CBR analysis was performed.

As an additional resource, the AASM has developed a template letter to assist members in drafting a response to the CBR Producer.  This two-page form letter can be used in whole or in part, and it should be modified to reflect the specifics of each member’s practice.  Members interested in responding to the CBR are encouraged to send a personally modified version of the form letter or their own individually crafted letter to the CBR Producer at the following address:

One PI Program, CBR Team
SafeGuard Services LLC
402 Otterson, Suite 120
Chico, CA 95928