In Billing
Dec 22nd, 2020
The industry receives a reprieve from the financial strain of the COVID-19 public health emergency. A $1.4 trillion government spending bill and $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, signed into law Dec. 27, includes a slew of provisions directed toward the Department of Health and Human Services, but one in particular will put money back into ...
In CMS
Dec 9th, 2020
In a final rule, CMS expands telehealth coverage but enforces budget neutrality mandate. After a slight delay, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized 2021 payments and policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Most notably, the final rule makes permanent several telehealth flexibilities introduced during the public health emergency (PHE) ...
In Billing
Dec 8th, 2020
CMS continues to phase in the Quality Payment Program while MACRA mandates loom. The long-awaited Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, now pending publication in the Federal Register, finalizes proposed updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and its two tracks — the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternate Payment Models (APMs) — ...
In Billing
Dec 1st, 2020
Latest update includes assignments for new COVID-19-related diagnoses and procedures. The ICD-10 Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) V38.1 Grouper Software, Definitions Manual Table of Contents, and the Definitions of Medicare Code Edits V38.1 manual are now available. Use this version for proper DRG assignment for hospital discharges on or after Jan. 1, 2021. Version 38.1 ...
In CMS
Dec 1st, 2020
How to code pain management needle procedures...