October news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Oct. 31, 2018 CMS finalizes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers The CMS has issued a final rule [CMS-1689-F] setting out finalized Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare payment updates, finalized quality reporting […]Read More
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued its annual update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule The CMS issued a final rule regarding the Physician Fee Schedule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, […]Read More
September news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Sept. 28, 2018 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Program Landscape The data released with the 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D landscape provides important premium and cost-sharing information for 2019. Read More… Sept. 21, 2018 CMS Awards Funding for Quality Measure Development […]Read More
AMA releases 335 updated CPT Codes for 2019. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the release of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes on September 5th, 2018. The new set of CPT codes will represent new technological and scientific advancements for reporting contemporary medical procedures according to the AMA. In addition, the AMA has urged the […]Read More
ICD-11 announced by the World Health Organization The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the basis for identifying global health trends and statistics. The codes which make up ICD encompass everything from injuries, disease, and causes of death. It allows health professionals to share health information by using the codes as a common language throughout […]Read More
Understanding the patient experience can help you better serve your patients, while also improving your day-to-day practice operations. Specific responses from patient feedback reviews can help you identify and address issues with almost anything within your practice. Patient feedback can also help you identify trends and understand whether issues are happening consistently or if it was just […]Read More
On average almost $15,000 per year is spent on investigating, appealing and reworking denied claims. Medical billing claim denials are constant headaches that negatively affect your practice’s revenue, cash flow, and efficiency. With the constantly changing regulations and payer rules, it can be difficult to stay ahead of everything and focus mainly on claim […]Read More
A recent survey says 92% of providers claimed their referral management process could be improved. The survey posted in Becker’s Hospital Review explains why the referral process is critical for the growth of any practice. Patient referrals can be an invaluable and inexpensive way to market your services to prospective patients. Consumers, are influenced by not […]Read More
New Medicare cards will be issued to Medicare recipients beginning in April. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designed a new Medicare card which will begin to roll out to Medicare recipients next month. The distribution of new cards will occur in waves based on state and continue through April of 2019. […]Read More
A recent healthcare trends report says 92% of consumers want to know payment responsibility prior to a provider visit. The above statement from a recent healthcare trends report are very eye-opening with regard to the state of patient collections in healthcare today. Over 90% of consumers are telling providers that they want to know more […]Read More
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