News & Analysis

October 26, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: Starting January 1, 2021, CMS will be lowering reimbursement for high throughput novel coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tests from $100 to $75. I understand that if certain requirements are met labs will be eligible to bill for a $25 add on code. How can we meet the requirements for the add on code?

October 21, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS will reduce payments to laboratories that take longer than two days to complete high-throughput COVID-19 diagnostic tests effective January 1, 2021, according to an October 15 press release.

October 19, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: What topics should routine chart audits focus on?

October 14, 2020
HIM Briefings

Ischemic strokes are complex and all too frequent. Review clinical criteria and ICD-10-CM reporting regularly for this diagnosis to ensure accurate coding and reimbursement.

October 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

The final 2021 CPT, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS code sets were released in September, introducing new, revised, and deleted codes for diagnostic and procedural services and accompanying guideline changes.

October 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, CHRI, reviews what providers need to know about the latest payment model from CMS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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