Electronic health records (EHRs) are a major reason for physician burnout and job dissatisfaction. But they are about to improve the healthcare experience for physicians, ancillary medical staff members, and patients. Now’s the time to take off the EHR training wheels. But like learning to ride a bike, freeing EHR systems to deliver on spectacular ...
In Billing
Mar 31st, 2020
An unprecedented “relaxation” in regulatory guidelines will give U.S. hospitals and non-traditional care sites a fighting chance to meet the high demand of COVID-19 hospitalizations expected in the coming weeks. The Trump administration issued, March 30, regulatory waivers and guidelines in the form of an interim final rule, to be implemented immediately. Loosening Criteria for ...
In CMS
Mar 17th, 2020
The government is relaxing guidelines to ensure seniors get the healthcare they need during this national emergency. A sweeping expansion of telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries is being implemented to aid in the healthcare needs of those with the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a March 17, 2020, ...
In Billing
Mar 16th, 2020
On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The outbreak has since been elevated to a pandemic and President Trump has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in the United States. Communities across the country are shutting down to ...
Mar 6th, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza season is winding down, so now is a good time to start preparing for the 2020-2021 influenza season. Let’s start with a new CPT® code for the flu vaccine. Flu Activity Report The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that viral activity is decreasing in the United States. According to ...