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Fee Schedule, Including E/M Changes

Industry NewsFEE SCHEDULE, INCLUDING E/M CHANGESBack To All PostsNewsFee Schedule, Including E/M ChangesJACQUELINE LAPOINTE –REVCYCLEINTELLIGENCE.COMDecember 02, 2020 – After some delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has released the final rule for the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.The final rule unveiled by CMS yesterday evening will dictate how much Medicare physicians get paid for

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Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2021

Industry NewsFINAL POLICY, PAYMENT, AND QUALITY PROVISIONS CHANGES TO THE MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020Back To All PostsNewsFinal Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2021 CMS.GOVPhysicians PolicyOn December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes

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McLaren St. Luke's sues ProMedica over dropping coverage

Industry NewsMCLAREN ST. LUKE’S SUES PROMEDICA OVER DROPPING COVERAGEBack To All PostsNewsMcLaren St. Luke’s Sues ProMedica over Dropping CoverageBROOKS SUTHERLAND AND TOM TROY -TOLEDOBLADE.COMMcLaren St. Luke’s Hospital announced Wednesday it has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against ProMedica Health System alleging anticompetitive business practices.   The Maumee hospital seeks to stop ProMedica from terminating the

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AMA Updates CPT Code Set to Include COVID-19 Vaccine Codes

Industry NewsAMA UPDATES CPT CODE SET TO INCLUDE COVID-19 VACCINE CODESBack To All PostsNewsAMA Updates CPT Code Set to Include COVID-19 Vaccine CodesJACQUELINE LAPOINTE  – REVCYCLEINTELLIGENCE.COMThe organization approved a unique CPT code for each of two COVID-19 vaccines to allow for better tracking, reporting, and analysis of immunization efforts. November 11, 2020 – The American Medical Association

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Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

Industry NewsRENEWAL OF DETERMINATION THAT A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY EXISTSBack To All PostsNewsRenewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency ExistsOCT 2, 2020 – PHE.GOVAs a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Alex M. Azar II,

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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

Industry NewsCOVID-19 EMERGENCY DECLARATION BLANKET WAIVERS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERSBack To All PostsNewsCOVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care ProvidersNOV 18th 2020 – CMS.GOVThe Trump Administration is taking aggressive actions and exercising regulatory flexibilities to help healthcare providers contain the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). CMS is empowered to take proactive steps

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CMS Changes Medicare Payment to Support Faster COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Industry NewsCMS CHANGES MEDICARE PAYMENT TO SUPPORT FASTER COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTINGBack To All PostsNewsCMS Changes Medicare Payment to Support Faster Covid-19 Diagnostic TestingOct 15, 2020 – CMS.GOVUnder President Trump’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced new actions to pay for expedited coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results. CMS previously took action in April

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Helping patients and doctors connect virtually, in meaningful ways.

Industry NewsHELPING PATIENTS AND DOCTORS CONNECT VIRTUALLY, IN MEANINGFUL WAYS.Back To All PostsNewsHelping patients and doctors connect virtually, in meaningful ways.PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION –WWW.MYEMDEE.COMDesigned by doctors, loved by patientsAt Emdee, we’re on a mission to simplify the telemedicine experience, so patients and providers can easily connect in meaningful ways.Our healthcare enhancement app has been designed by physicians,

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Mar - Apr 2020 NCDS Update

President Trump is providing support to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

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Jan - Feb 2020 NCDS Update

After declining in the first two weeks of the year, flu activity jumped in the week ending Jan. 18, according to the CDC’s most recent Flu View report. Six things to know: 1. The CDC estimates flu has caused 15 million illnesses,140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths this season.

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Summer 2019 NCDS Update

Texas is now among more than a dozen states that have cracked down on the practice of surprise medical billing.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed legislation Friday shielding patients from getting a huge bill when their insurance company and medical provider can’t agree on payment.

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Mar-Apr 2019 NCDS Update

One point drew clear agreement Tuesday during a House subcommittee hearing: When it comes to the problem of surprise medical bills, the solution must protect patients —not demand that they be great negotiators.