In Billing
Jul 1st, 2020
Are you using the most current ABN? A new Fee-for-Service Advanced Beneficiary Notification of Non-coverage (ABN) form is now effective, with an expiration date of June 30, 2023. The use of the old ABN (version 03/2020) will be considered invalid after Aug. 31, 2020. What’s Changed in the ABN? Guidelines for dual eligible beneficiaries (patients ...
Jun 12th, 2020
While your medical practice continues to focus on treating patients during the pandemic, cyber criminals are trying to take advantage of this hectic time to access your computers...
In Billing
Jun 5th, 2020
There’s no excuse for not keeping careful records of your healthcare-related expenses attributable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) now. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has clarified what those are. Hazy Requirements Leave Providers Wanting In accepting CARES Act Provider Relief Fund money, HHS initially said that providers must agree to terms ...
Even though your practice understands how to handle sensitive patient data, your business partners may not. That’s why it’s important to revisit compliance protocols with your billing associates on an annual basis and to investigate the protocols of third-party billers you’d like to hire — before you go into business with them...
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 ...