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Monday Aug 03, 2020

Medicare unveils influenza vaccine payment allowances for 2020-2021 flu season

The allowances range from about $10 to about $60.

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Posted at 11:45AM Aug 03, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 30, 2020

CMS and CDC release guidance on counseling patients tested for COVID-19

Counseling patients about the importance of isolating, in particular, can help reduce transmission of the illness.

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Posted at 05:00PM Jul 30, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 24, 2020

Three steps to improve preventive service utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patients are deferring routine office visits for chronic disease management and preventive services out of concern for their safety during COVID-19. But these visits are important, especially for patients with conditions that require close monitoring, or those who are due for immunizations.

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Posted at 05:00PM Jul 24, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 22, 2020

Check your QPP participation status with updated CMS tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool based on new data.

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Posted at 04:30PM Jul 22, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 21, 2020

HHS extends application deadline for Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Fund

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has extended the Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Fund distribution provider application deadline.

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Posted at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 14, 2020

IRS says these COVID-19 relief funds are taxable

Money that doctors receive from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund will be subject to income tax in most cases.

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Posted at 12:00PM Jul 14, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 06, 2020

New CPT code for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antigen testing

Antigen testing is designed to be quicker and simpler than other tests for the coronavirus and can be conducted at the point of care.

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Posted at 03:00PM Jul 06, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Sunday Jul 05, 2020

Medicare to require new Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form

When you expect Medicare to deny payment, an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form is useful. A new version of the form will soon be required.

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Posted at 04:00PM Jul 05, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 30, 2020

CMS again offers QPP data reporting relief, but this time it's not automatic

Practices participating in MIPS that have been significantly impacted by the public health emergency can apply for the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception.

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Posted at 10:30AM Jun 30, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Monday Jun 29, 2020

Major insurer extends COVID-related telehealth expansion through September

One of the nation's largest insurance companies announced it will continue to reimburse telehealth visits at the same level as in-person visits for several more months.

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Posted at 10:30AM Jun 29, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

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