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November 19, 2009  -  Cypress Benefit Administrators
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topIn This Issue:
ARGUSadvantageARGUS Advantage Series:
ARGUS Claim Review - a division of Cypress Benefit Administrators - guards against costly healthcare billing errors, issues with medical claims processing and other claim system deficiencies. Learn more about how this industry-leading system works via this series of occasional articles.
Understanding More About CMS Guidelines
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Outpatient Coding Guidelines are a major benchmark used in determining allowable amounts for claims.  Learn more...     <back to top>
webCypress Benefit Administrators
Launches New Web Site 
We're happy to announce that we've just launched our new Web site, and we invite you to take a look!  The site contains all of the tools and information that our former site did, but now has a freshened look, updated content, re-organized content and login features for easier access, and a few new items, including a newsletter archive and ARGUS case studies.
NOTE: You can use the same username and password you have been using to log in to your account.  Access to logins can all be found in the left-hand menu bar, under the title ACCOUNT ACCESS.
reformbillSenate Health Care Reform Bill Released 
The much-awaited Senate Health Care Reform Bill was released yesterday.  Find more information on this timely topic:
boneBone Density Testing: 
Routine vs. Medical Need Coverage Differences 
Bone Density Testing has received national attention through shows like Oprah, which recommend routine screening if risk factors are present. While it is excellent that these shows bring the importance of this testing into the national spotlight for those who need it, these recommendations do not correlate with the current guidelines of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding routine bone density testing. Learn more about coverage guidelines for routine vs. medically needed screenings.     <back to top>
limitsfor20102010 HDHP & HSA Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Amounts Reminder 
The Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2009-29, which announced the indexed High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) amounts for 2010.  See details.     <back to top>
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