This up-and-coming healthcare delivery method is gaining in popularity. Don’t get left behind. Telemedicine is gaining wider acceptance among providers and payers, but many coders are unsure how to report these services. Just when we think we have it figured out, the technology and rules change. With a proper introduction, however, we are better equipped ...
In Coding
Dec 11th, 2018
Here’s a hot-off-the-press update from CMS for those who are involved with telehealth — and specifically, telehealth stroke services. CMS Releases New Instructions Just released, MLN Matters Number: MM11043 “Revision of Definition of the Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedures, Clarification of DSMT Telehealth Services, and Establishing a Modifier for Expanding the Use of Telehealth fo...
In Billing
Dec 6th, 2018
What Does it Take to Get Paid? AMA Morning Rounds (Dec. 5, Henry) discusses remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the “pitfalls you will want to avoid” as your practice implements this latest telehealth service. The article discusses three “pitfalls” to watch out for: Workflow Requirements Data Key requirements of implementing RPM include the coding and ...
In CMS
Nov 20th, 2018
Monumental changes to Medicare policy finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule warranted a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national call, held Nov. 19. Here’s a summary of what you may have missed. First Up: Evaluation and Management Services CMS started out with an explanation of the Patients Over Paperwork ...
In Coding
Nov 15th, 2018
Millennials, those born between 1980 and around 2000, access healthcare differently. Are you aware of their habits? Here’s an example. Millennials look for convenience and price transparency along with the fast service. This challenges the traditional primary care medicine office care delivery model. As a result of having a difficulty in getting convenient appointments, knowing ...