September 30, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include revisions to the OPPS quarterly update implementation transmittal, slides on Medicare payment for COVID-19 viral testing at skilled nursing facilities, 2021 benefit and cost-sharing information for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, and more! 

August 12, 2020
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the 2021 Quality Payment Program proposed rule, new FAQs regarding COVID-19 topics, the October update to the clinical laboratory fee schedule, and more!

August 21, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS’ Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP) panel made numerous recommendations at its annual meeting August 19 for the agency to consider ahead of the release of the 2020 OPPS final rule—with the panel and other stakeholders urging CMS to be more transparent with its responses and release of data.

November 7, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include final rules for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and more!

October 24, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a proposed rule on drug pricing transparency, an article on systemic validation edits for OPPS providers with multiple service locations, an update to the OIG Work Plan, and more! 

August 16, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor reviews some of the major proposals in the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule and examines the impact these proposals may have on health systems.

August 1, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, a video on the proposed changes to evaluation and management coding, the July edition of the Patients Over Paperwork newsletter, and more!

June 6, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the July updates for the OPPS and ambulatory surgical center payment system, a new national coverage analysis for vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for treatment-resistant depression, an advisory opinion related to telemedicine, and more!

March 28, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include several corrections to transmittals issued regarding April 2018 payment system updates, four new resources for those participating in the Quality Payment Program via an alternative payment model, an OIG review of outpatient physical therapy billing, and more!

March 21, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a special edition MLN Matters article on billing requirements for OPPS providers, an updated OIG work plan, a final decision memo for an NCD on genetic testing for cancer patients, and more! 

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