In Coding
Oct 14th, 2020
Modifiers 26 and TC are unique coding tools that may be used in specific circumstances. It can be easy to become perplexed trying to keep the components of a procedure straight and remembering when these modifiers should be applied. To dispel some of the confusion, this article will explore common uses of modifiers 26 and ...
Oct 14th, 2020
Billions more available to beleaguered providers. Add-on payments are available for healthcare providers “on the frontlines” of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Oct. 1 an additional $20 billion under a Phase 3 General Distribution allocation of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). Who Qualifies for Add-On Payments? The ...
In CMS
Sep 14th, 2020
New website is tailored to mobile devices. COVID-19 may have delayed the revamp of Medicare’s Compare web tools, but it didn’t scuttle the effort altogether. The Medicare Care Compare website, which rolls up its eight separate Compare websites, including Home Health Compare and Hospice Compare, launched Sept. 3. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
In CMS
Aug 20th, 2020
CMS “will resume routine inspections of all Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers...
In Billing
Aug 3rd, 2020
And that’s not all: CMS has issued new coding guidance, too. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to allow Medicare and other insurers to identify the use of the therapeutics Remdesivir and Convalescent plasma for treating hospital inpatients with coronavirus (COVID-19). The new codes, effective Aug. 1, are: ...