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 ...
Mar 28th, 2020
The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way most of us are living. Offices have been moved to living rooms, restaurants and stores have been closed, events have been postponed, and conferences have gone digital. For many people, and most small business owners, COVID-19 is causing serious financial distress. As a result of COVID-19’s impact ...
The laws are the same for employees and business associates working from home. In the past 10 years, the number of employees working remotely in the United States has increased by 115 percent. And with the COVID-19 pandemic requiring many employees to work from home, that number is climbing rapidly. Many of us are suddenly ...
Mar 27th, 2020
Physicians now may use telehealth to conduct face-to-Face encounters for home health patients. Home care providers may not be getting all the support they want from regulators in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, but the feds are helping home health agencies on one critical point: reimbursement for face-to-face physician encounter visits. What Does the ...