May 14th, 2021
Join subject matter expert Jill Young as she talks through the questions and concerns on everyone’s mind. The upcoming AAPC workshop “Coding and Billing for Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Era,” was the topic of the AAPC Social Hour on Facebook Live, May 12, at 11 a.m. MT (1 p.m. ET). Joining moderator ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2021
Make sure your practice’s billing for communication technology-based services is compliant before the OIG comes calling. For providers billing communication technology-based services (CTBS) with no video capabilities — that is, an audio-only phone call — the coding options are either virtual check-ins or telephone e-visits. Many practices have misinterpreted the guidelines and have been billing ...
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...
In Billing
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 ...