In Billing
Nov 25th, 2019
Three new HCPCS Level II G codes are added to the Medicare Telehealth Services list for Calendar Year (CY) 2020. These codes describe new bundled services for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, “By creating a separate ...
Emergency response and management are of great significance for reducing the financial and psychological burdens associated with healthcare delivery. Rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, scarcity of resources, and population explosion have put a significant strain on the existing emergency response and management system. From natural disasters to the management of comorbid conditions, such as ...
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
Mar 20th, 2019
Got Transition™ and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released the new 2019 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet which supports the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. The tip sheet includes: An updated list of transition-related CPT® codes, including new codes relating to chronic care management and interprof...
In CMS
Feb 21st, 2019
No doubt your provider’s office or group practice has sent patients via ambulance to the hospital. Now, Medicare wants ambulances to bring patients to you. This a 2020 change for medical coding of transports and for providers. And it may affect evaluation and management (E/M) coding in providers’ offices. Ambulances Redirected The Centers for Medicare ...