Apr 3rd, 2020
HHS extends financial assistance to hospitals and physicians during pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the financial stability of the healthcare system is in jeopardy. Some hospitals have been forced to furlough staff to make ends meet, while many small physician practices are having trouble keeping their doors open. From the smallest practice to the ...
In CMS
Apr 3rd, 2020
CARES Act, Medicare interim final rule change who can order home health, homebound definition, and much more. Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have gone into overdrive to provide home care providers with regulatory relief to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into ...
Thank you for participating in HEALTHCON 2020, our first virtual conference! We’re excited for you to learn from inspirational and dedicated industry leaders, connect with new and old peers across the country, be part of interactive demos, and more. To ensure you have a seamless experience, we’ve put together a pre-conference checklist that’s sure to have ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2020
Certain telemedicine services are already covered under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) when provided to Medicare patients in accordance with regulations. In response to the public health emergency (PHE) for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily expanded telehealth coverage. Effective March 6, CMS expanded the telehealth benefit under ...
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 ...