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Value Based Programs
Nov 30th, 2020
Comments Off on Feds Revise Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute
Two final rules make value-based programs less of a liability for physicians. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced, Nov. 20, coordinated efforts to revise the physician self-referral law, or Stark law, and anti-kickback statute through rulemaking to make value-based programs less risky for healthcare providers to ...
Apr 10th, 2019
Comments Off on Telehealth, Other Services Changed in Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees have additional telehealth benefits thanks to a final rule released by the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Telehealth Expanded Under New Rule Starting in 2020, Medicare Advantage enrollees will be able to access providers through electronic devices such as their computers, computer pads, and smart phones from their ...
In Billing
Feb 12th, 2019
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Is putting patients in control of their healthcare a cure for what ails this country? At the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 29-31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke about the agency’s vision to transform the healthcare system through competition and innovation. “We are prioritizing a well-informed, ...
Dec 28th, 2018
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Will the latest regulations governing accountable care organizations (ACO) deliver favorable results for all? The Pathways to Success final rule, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Dec. 21, 2018, offers several new participation options and flexibility to healthcare organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Participation options are meant ...
Dec 10th, 2018
The 2019 HCPCS Level II code set includes an unusual nine new modifiers that help medical coders and billers accurately report services recently adopted or changed by Medicare. Some are already effective; others are effective January 1, 2019. Modifiers CO and CQ Modifiers CO and CQ identify therapy services provided by an occupational therapy assistant ...