In CMS
Nov 6th, 2018
What does the cost of rising health insurance mean for you? By Wendy Dressler Image via Pexels There are a lot of changes coming to the world of healthcare and health insurance. It’s no secret that the cost of health coverage is rising, and this has led to one of the most profitable years for ...
In Billing
Nov 1st, 2018
We at AAPC found the following FAQ from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the proposed Part D rule very interesting. Contract Year (CY) 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Proposed Rule (CMS-4185-P) On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that updates ...
Oct 22nd, 2018
Deloitte did a 2018 survey of U.S. healthcare consumers and physicians, and found: 90 percent of physicians see the benefits of telemedicine technology but only 14 percent have the ability to perform video telemedicine visit capabilities right now. Of the remainder, only 18 percent plan on adding the capability over the next few years. Of ...
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 ...