In Billing
Aug 7th, 2020
Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule lays the groundwork for payment and policy changes in ...
In CMS
Jul 30th, 2020
There are five newly-added waived complexity tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). These tests go into effect Oct. 1 and will be implemented by Medicare Administrative Contractors by Oct. 5. CLIA regulations require a facility to be certified for each test performed. To ensure that Medicare and Medicaid only pay for ...
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 ...
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...