FinanceJuly NCCI Update Adds Sky-high MUE Values for Core E/M Services
Providers should note that CMS did not restore the 29,000 NCCI edits that were deleted by the previous April 7...
FinanceUnderstand Virtual Services Billable During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
When considering providing virtual services during the PHE, hospitals should carefully consider new reimbursement mechanisms to ensure compliance.
InnovationSenate Hearing Demonstrates Support for Permanent Changes to Some Telehealth Policies
Originating site and expansion of CMS reimbursement receive greatest support; parity pay may face an uphill battle.
Covid-19Bill Would Make Medicare Reimbursement Permanent for Certain Telehealth Services
The HEALTH Act would codify Medicare reimbursement for community health centers and rural health clinics for telehealth services.
Covid-19HHS Releases $10B in Emergency Funding for Safety Net Hospitals
Another $10 billion is expected to be released soon to aid hospitals providing care in COVID-19 "hotspots."
Clinical CareWhen a Doctor No Longer Accepts Medicare, Patients Left Holding the Bag
Many primary care doctors have argued that Medicare doesn't reimburse them adequately and requires too much paperwork.
FinanceBlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to Cover Virtual Visits Permanently
From March 16-April 14 the insurer managed 18 times more telehealth claims than during the same time period in 2019.
FinanceCMS Issues 2021 Payment Notice
The final payment notice also maintains lower fee rates for issuers participating in the exchange platform created by last year's...
FinancePicturing Telehealth in a Post-Pandemic World
"The game changer for telehealth post pandemic is a whole new population will now have the experience of using the...
FinanceThe Revenue Cycle and COVID-19: 3 Issues, 3 Responses
"Now is not a time to say no to creative ideas," says Ric Sinclair, chief strategy and product officer at...
FinanceDespite Federal COVID-19 Stimulus, Many Hospitals Could Face Layoffs Within Two Months
Nearly all hospitals would lose an average of $2,800 per COVID-19 patient case if reimbursement rates aren't raised, according to...
Finance3 Ways COVID-19 Is Upending the Revenue Cycle
The pandemic crisis is disrupting the revenue cycle, including the revenue ramifications of cancelling elective procedures.