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Tuesday Oct 13, 2020

New and revised codes for COVID-19 testing

The American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel approved new and revised codes for COVID-19 testing this week. The updates to the CPT code set take effect immediately.


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Posted at 11:45PM Oct 13, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 05, 2020

HHS announces new COVID-19 funding for physicians

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced $20 billion in new funding for physicians and others on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The application period is Oct. 5 through Nov. 6.


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Posted at 11:45PM Oct 05, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Oct 02, 2020

Medicare delays recoupment of COVID-19 loans

President Trump has signed legislation that relaxes loan repayment terms for family physicians who received COVID-19 relief funds via the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment program.


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Posted at 11:45PM Oct 02, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 28, 2020

Feds release new info on COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released detailed reporting requirements for health care providers that receive payments from the $175 billion COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund.


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Posted at 11:45PM Sep 28, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 18, 2020

Some physicians need to verify billing info with CMS to receive AAPM bonus

Physicians who qualified for the Advanced Alternative Payment Model bonus for the Quality Payment Program’s 2018 performance period will receive their payments soon. But some will have to verify their billing information to ensure they get their bonus.


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Posted at 05:30PM Sep 18, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 03, 2020

CMS releases software fix for issue that could affect eCQM scores

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released updated database files to correct an issue that could impact scores for some eligible clinician electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) for the 2020 performance period.


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Posted at 09:45PM Sep 03, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 02, 2020

ICD-10 annual update: what family physicians need to know

The ICD-10-CM diagnosis code annual update will take effect Oct. 1, which means it’s time to prepare your practice.


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Posted at 01:45AM Sep 02, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 27, 2020

CMS finally specifies which service codes are subject to COVID-19 cost-sharing waiver

After several months, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally released a list of specific procedure codes that are subject to rules waiving coinsurance and deductibles for COVID-19 testing.


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Posted at 11:45PM Aug 27, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 21, 2020

The deadline to apply for COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds is only days away

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had previously announced that certain providers would have this opportunity to receive additional Provider Relief Fund payments.


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

Tuesday Aug 18, 2020

CMS delays enforcement of Appropriate Use Criteria program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced an extension of the education and testing period for its Appropriate Use Criteria program through calendar year 2021.


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Posted at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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