News & Analysis

August 4, 2020
Medicare Web

Facing the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS released the 2021 OPPS proposed rule later than ever before, with the agency generally reinforcing its recent focus on site-neutral payment policies, lowering reimbursement for drugs purchased under the 340B program, and adding more services to the list of prior authorization. 

July 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

CMS recently issued a major update to frequently asked questions (FAQ) on COVID-19 fee-for-service billing issues. The bulk of the new FAQs concerns hospitals and the ability to invoke various waivers in order to deliver services to patients in their homes using telecommunications technologies.

July 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Learn how revenue cycle professionals have managed the constant change and monitored for potential problem areas brought on by the public health emergency.

July 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Physicians and facilities use the same codes to report E/M levels for ED services, but follow different rules. Outpatient coders must be able to assign E/M codes for both physicians’ work and resources utilized by the facility during emergency visits.

June 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Determine the impact of new regulatory relief for hospitals regarding outpatient services and telehealth originating site services provided to patients at alternate locations, including their homes.

June 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

In this article, Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD, CPC, breaks down ICD-10-CM code selection for cerebrovascular diseases, transient cerebral ischemic attacks, and peripheral neuropathies.

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