In Billing
Sep 28th, 2018
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  Direct to Consumer/Patient When thinking about implementing telehealth in your practice,  determine which platform will work best for your  providers and patients.  The market has consolidated into two major platforms, American Well and Teledoc.  EHR companies such as Cerner, athenahealth, and Epic also have built in telehealth solutions within their platforms. Even though these ...
In Billing
Sep 28th, 2018
Patients may be asking providers’ staffs, including medical coders, about Aetna’s plan to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare Group. And providers’ staff should also stay on top of the change. Part D Sale to Help CVS Merger Aetna’s sale will affect 2.2 million members as of June, according to CNBC, but ...
If the results of an April 2018 Office of Inspector (OIG) audit are any indication, claims for telehealth services are about to receive closer attention. Physicians and staff can best prepare for a potential claims review through awareness and education. Rising Claims Raise Payer Interest A total of $17.6 million in telehealth claims were paid ...
In CMS
Jul 16th, 2018
Virtual care—also known as telehealth or telemedicine—leverages technology (such as audio/video applications or patient-accessed health portals) to allow patients quick and convenient remote access to quality healthcare. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing increased coverage for virtual care services. Per CMS: Provisions in the proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Sc...
In CMS
Jun 12th, 2018
Fifty professional societies and healthcare providers wrote a letter to Seema Verma, the secretary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking that the agency reimburse three new CPT codes for remote monitoring. Remote Monitoring More than 99091 While expressing their gratitude that the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes 99091 Physician/healthcare professional collec...