CMS guidance clarifies MIPS measure specifications. Which electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) include telehealth-eligible encounter codes, and which do not? Guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identifies the eCQMs that eligible clinicians may report for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2021 performance period to receive credit, even if the en...
Jan 1st, 2021
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Dec 22nd, 2020
The industry receives a reprieve from the financial strain of the COVID-19 public health emergency. A $1.4 trillion government spending bill and $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, signed into law Dec. 27, includes a slew of provisions directed toward the Department of Health and Human Services, but one in particular will put money back into ...
Oct 15th, 2020
Physicians can now offer more services via telehealth and get paid. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding 11 codes to the list of telehealth services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Coverage is retroactive to March 1, 2020, and is effective for the duration of the public health emergency ...
Oct 1st, 2020
Unless ordered otherwise, most commercial payers will return to business as usual Jan. 1, or sooner. The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) continues, but will expanded telehealth coverage and cost sharing waivers? Some health insurers will stop paying for expanded telehealth services as soon as Oct. 1. Patient cost-sharing may resume soon, as well. In ...