In Billing
Jun 2nd, 2020
How to code Medicare Part B claims for reimbursement. These past few months have been a whirlwind for everyone, but it’s fair to say medical coders have been hit with a category 5 hurricane. New codes and revised guidelines have been whirring about, making our heads spin. And now we have another new CPT® code ...
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In Coding
May 28th, 2020
May is National Osteoporosis Month — a time when communities across the United States rally to raise awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of prevention and early detection in combating this common disease. Collaboration to spread the word is imperative as osteoporosis is a major cause of fractures, pain, spinal problems, and life-altering loss of mobility ...
COVID-19 is a game-changer. Ever since President Trump declared a public health emergency (PHE) Jan. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been issuing Social Security Act waivers to Medicare and Medicaid policies in rapid fire succession — including waivers to reporting requirements in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS has ...
May 22nd, 2020
Occupational therapists achieve long sought-after goal. Medicare officials have knocked down another wall that blocked optimal efficiency during COVID-19 public health emergency. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is waiving the requirements that rehabilitation skilled professionals may only perform the initial and comprehensive assessment when only therapy services are ordered,...