News & Analysis

March 18, 2020
Medicare Web

CMS announced blanket waivers of certain Medicare requirements to prevent gaps in care for beneficiaries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The agency released billing instructions and a set of Q&As.

March 18, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week's Medicare updates include a plethora of information on COVID-19 coverage, payment, and infection control guidance; a new Part D savings model focused on lowering insulin costs; a final rule on interoperability and patient access; and more!

March 11, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a variety of new information on coronavirus coding and billing, the quarterly update to the OPPS, and the quarterly update to the clinical laboratory fee schedule.

March 4, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an article on elements necessary to include on orders or prescriptions for certain DMEPOS items, an NCA on colorectal cancer blood-based biomarker tests, a change to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule database update file, and more!

March 1, 2020
Briefings on APCs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring the rapid spread of a novel 2019 coronavirus, formally named COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On January 30, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern due to its sustained person-to-person spread within countries and across continental borders.

February 26, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include four new items added to the OIG work plan, a new version of the integrated denial notice form, a transmittal implementing numerous regulatory revisions to the State Operations Manual, and more!