The October 2019 OPPS quarterly update reassigned certain injections from non-payable to separately payable. CMS also revised the status indicators for several recently approved advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLT).
This week’s Medicare updates include information on waivers and extensions for places affected by Hurricane Dorian, the October updates for the OPPS and DMEPOS fee schedule, the implementation on a policy revising requirements for appeals signatures, and more!
Patients are getting emboldened in the digital age and want quicker, more efficient—immediate, really—access to medical records. Further, the government is reinforcing existing regulations and creating new rules around data sharing that require entities to make healthcare records more accessible and deliver records to patients in their desired electronic format. Technology innovation has made this much easier for healthcare facilities to accomplish.