In CMS
Jul 16th, 2018
Virtual care—also known as telehealth or telemedicine—leverages technology (such as audio/video applications or patient-accessed health portals) to allow patients quick and convenient remote access to quality healthcare. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing increased coverage for virtual care services. Per CMS: Provisions in the proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Sc...
In Billing
May 3rd, 2018
Telemedicine allows patients who otherwise may not have access to specialized care to receive necessary services. Payers have begun to embrace telehealth services as a positive benefit for these patients, but providers must learn the telehealth coverage and billing requirements for their insurer and locale. Telemedicine Is Gaining Acceptance Many states have approved of, or ...
In CMS
Apr 13th, 2018
An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursed some telehealth claims that didn’t meet Medicare requirements, according to a release from the oversight group. OIG Found Incomplete Claims The OIG analyzed 191,118 2014 and 2015 telehealth claims and discovered that more than half of the professional telehealth services report...
Mar 28th, 2018
Millennials are changing everything about how we do and how we think, and their choices will challenge medical coding and billing dramatically, as revealed in a recent survey by EBRI Research. Here are some of the findings: Millennials have the highest rates of wellness program participation. According to the study, Millennials are nearly across the board ...
Mar 21st, 2018
After a quiet year, expect three significant changes to the way you do your medical coding, as indicated by recent announcements by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medical coders will see the changes in 2019, making medical coding certification more important than ever. Based ...