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Monday Mar 30, 2020

Medicare expanding accelerated and advance payments due to COVID-19

The payments are typically offered during natural disasters. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanding the program for all Medicare providers and suppliers throughout the country.

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Posted at 02:00PM Mar 30, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 23, 2020

CMS offers data reporting relief in response to COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to submit 2019 performance data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System due to COVID-19.

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Posted at 11:00AM Mar 23, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 12, 2020

New code for vaping-related illness may require a billing system update

Update your electronic health record and billing systems for a new diagnosis code for vaping-related illness that takes effect April 1.

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Posted at 10:45AM Mar 12, 2020 by Cindy Hughes | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): new telehealth rules and procedure codes for testing

CMS has loosened restrictions on telehealth reimbursement for areas where the spread of the new coronavirus has been deemed an emergency.

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Posted at 04:30PM Mar 10, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 09, 2020

Chronic care management coding updates for 2020

Chronic care management has been hampered by reimbursements that don't match costs and complex rules for care plans. Some relief is coming this year.

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Posted at 11:30AM Mar 09, 2020 by Cindy Hughes | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 05, 2020

Coding for the new coronavirus and COVID-19 illness

There is no specific diagnosis code in the U.S. yet for COVID-19. Here's what to use instead.

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Posted at 03:15PM Mar 05, 2020 by Cindy Hughes | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 05, 2020

When you’re more current than Medicare

Claims getting denied because of Medicare's outdated national coverage determination codes? Here's what to do.

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Posted at 09:45AM Mar 05, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 02, 2020

Deadline to submit MIPS data fast approaching

Failure to report Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data will result in a -7% adjustment to Medicare claims.

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Posted at 04:00PM Mar 02, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 26, 2020

Learn more about electronic attachments for claims

Electronic attachments can simplify and optimize revenue cycle management by reducing payment time cycles.

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Posted at 11:00AM Feb 26, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Feb 20, 2020

CMS reiterates physicians’ central role in home health planning

The agency's guidance comes as it implements a new home health payment system called the Patient-Driven Groupings Model.

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Posted at 11:00AM Feb 20, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

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