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Recipients still have time to report Provider Relief Fund payments if they can prove extenuating circumstances. The deadline for requesting late Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting for Period 1 has passed. But you still have a chance for Period 2. If you’re one of the thousands of providers who missed the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting ...
In CMS
Oct 27th, 2021
Code updates prompted the release of Change Request (CR) 12377 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Oct. 13. The updates to chapters 3, 18, and 32 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual Pub. 100-04 are effective Nov. 17, 2021. CR12377 further clarifies that “Unless otherwise specified, the effective date is the ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2021
AAPC’s senior VP of products answers more of your questions about coding for office and other outpatient services. Ever since the release of the new 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines for office and other outpatient services, AAPC has been conducting numerous trainings through webinars, virtual workshops, conference sessions, online courses, and multiple articles in ...
Aug 3rd, 2021
The effects of COVID-19 are still being felt in the states and influencing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) decisions for policy changes, as evident in the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. Released mid-July, the proposed rule focuses on righting various shortcomings in healthcare that were highlighted during the ordeal ...
In Coding
Mar 19th, 2021
Every year we take direction from the most recent CPT® code book, but it’s important to recognize that it doesn’t have the final say on how to document and code evaluation and management (E/M) visits. For the latest guidance, you need the 2021 CPT® Errata and Technical Corrections. Following the implementation of the updated E/M ...