In Billing
Jul 7th, 2020
Uninsured patients don't have to be the downfall of your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic...
In CMS
Jun 4th, 2020
The 2021 ICD-10-PCS files are now available. Inpatient coders will have 544 new codes to work with beginning Oct. 1, 2020, as well as changes to tables and the index. New PCS Codes Additions include several codes for: Insertion of radioactive element into various body sites, by various approaches Fragmentation of various veins and arteries ...
In CMS
Apr 30th, 2020
Is your facility ready to reopen its doors to the general public? Phase 1 guidance, released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides recommendations for reopening facilities providing non-emergent, non-COVID-19 healthcare. At this time, many parts of the country have a low or relatively low and stable incidence of COVID-19 ...
In Coding
Apr 27th, 2020
Capture full payment for remote visits during the PHE for COVID-19. An interim final rule published in the April 6, 2020, Federal Register explains how to bill telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The final rule goes into great detail, explaining why the place of service (POS) code 02 is not being ...
U.S. hospitals recently received a letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), on behalf of Vice President Michael Pence, requesting they report their COVID-19-related data. This data request is two-fold. What Data Must Hospitals Report? First, the hospitals should report their data on COVID-19 testing performed in their Academic/University/Hospital ‘in-house’ laboratories, ...