In CMS
Oct 9th, 2017
Medical centers in Mississippi and South Carolina have been named Telehealth Centers of Excellence by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), making them Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) primary research facilities for telemedicine. Each organization receives $600,000 in initial grants with the opportunity to receive $2 million in funding for two years. ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
In Billing
Feb 10th, 2012
If you are a physician who furnishes services to Medicare patients in a primary care geographic health professional shortage area (HPSA) as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), you are eligible for a 10 percent bonus payment for services provided between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. Psychiatrists who are designated ...
In CMS
Oct 28th, 2011
For the next three years, 500 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in 44 states will participate in the Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration. From Nov. 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2014, these health centers will be paid based on the quality of care they deliver. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said ...
In Billing
Aug 11th, 2011
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced Aug. 1 new guidelines that will ensure women receive the preventive health services they need to stay healthy. Previously, preventive services for women had always been recommended individually or as part of guidelines targeting men as well. For the first time, at the request of HHS, the independent ...