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 ...
In Coding
Apr 27th, 2020
Capture full payment for remote visits during the PHE for COVID-19. An interim final rule published in the April 6, 2020, Federal Register explains how to bill telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The final rule goes into great detail, explaining why the place of service (POS) code 02 is not being ...
Apr 8th, 2020
HHAs, hospices need direct telehealth reimbursement, industry reps maintain. Medicare is giving home health agencies and hospices freer rein with telehealth visits, but providers must make sure the plan of care reflects that new usage. Telehealth for Home Health The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule for calendar ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2020
Certain telemedicine services are already covered under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) when provided to Medicare patients in accordance with regulations. In response to the public health emergency (PHE) for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily expanded telehealth coverage. Effective March 6, CMS expanded the telehealth benefit under ...
In Billing
Mar 31st, 2020
An unprecedented “relaxation” in regulatory guidelines will give U.S. hospitals and non-traditional care sites a fighting chance to meet the high demand of COVID-19 hospitalizations expected in the coming weeks. The Trump administration issued, March 30, regulatory waivers and guidelines in the form of an interim final rule, to be implemented immediately. Loosening Criteria for ...