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Monday Jun 01, 2020

CMS answers more key questions on telehealth billing during COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated a frequently asked questions page with new guidance on billing Medicare during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Posted at 11:30AM Jun 01, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday May 28, 2020

CMS: Patients can self-report vitals for Medicare AWV telehealth visits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently clarified that during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) patients may self-report vital signs and other biometric data for Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) done via telehealth


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Posted at 05:00PM May 28, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday May 04, 2020

New opportunity to get paid for treating uninsured COVID-19 patients

The Department of Health and Human Services will soon start accepting claims for COVID-19-related testing and treatment of uninsured patients, to be reimbursed at Medicare rates.


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Posted at 12:15PM May 04, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 27, 2020

CMS suspends advance payment program

Early on in the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanded the program for all Medicare providers throughout the country. The agency now says that other funding is available to those on the front lines of the coronavirus response.


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Posted at 12:00PM Apr 27, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 24, 2020

Prepare now for next round of Paycheck Protection Program funding

Given how quickly the first round of funding was exhausted, businesses are advised to apply as soon as possible.


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Posted at 03:30PM Apr 24, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 21, 2020

New codes for COVID-19 antibody tests

Antibody tests could play a role in determining the true prevalence of the illness in a given area and determining who can return to normal activities as states gradually begin to lift lockdowns.


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Posted at 03:00PM Apr 21, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 20, 2020

CMS waives telehealth restrictions for FQHC and RHC physicians

Under the new guidelines, there are no restrictions on where telehealth service is provided, meaning physicians or practitioners may provide the service from their homes.


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Posted at 03:15PM Apr 20, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 17, 2020

Six things to know about the CARES Act provider relief fund payments

The federal government recently started doling out an initial $30 billion in COVID-19 aid payments to Medicare fee-for-service providers. Here's what physicians should know about them.


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Posted at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 13, 2020

CMS provides more information on patients’ eligibility for pneumonia vaccines

A change in Medicare reporting should make it easier to identify when a patient is eligible for a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine.


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Posted at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 09, 2020

What coding modifiers to use for Medicare telehealth services and COVID-19 testing

Recent regulatory changes affect how you should code for telehealth services and COVID-19 testing when billing Medicare.


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Posted at 05:15PM Apr 09, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

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