In CMS
May 29th, 2019
The Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) recently got a boost from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule that modernizes the program to the “latest standards of in caring for PACE participants.” PACE Serves 45,000 PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, older folks who qualify ...
In CMS
Apr 23rd, 2019
Beginning January 2020, primary care practitioners may qualify to participate in one of five new payment model options that focus on supporting care for patients who have chronic conditions and serious illnesses. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Primary Care Initiative is a new set of payment models that will provide primary care ...
Telehealth adoption by physicians is way way up, a recent survey indicates.  A review of 800 physicians in December 2018 indicates adoption is up 340% since 2015.  The subjects,  two-thirds of whom practice primary care, shows that experience with video visits with patients has risen from 5% in 2015 to 22% in 2019. This is ...
In Billing
Apr 18th, 2019
Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) are covered by Medicare annually, but they are often confused with other types of examinations, so the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an MLN booklet to help medical coders and their providers keep them all straight. Annual Wellness Visit Components AWVs are only provided annually. The AWV ...
In CMS
Apr 10th, 2019
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 ...