Webinar “Demystifying Radiation Oncology” begins Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Radiation oncology involves doctors who specialize in high energy ionizing radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of malignant cancers and some non-malignant conditions. It uses several distinct modalities such as teletherapy, brachytherapy, hyperthermia and stereotactic radiation. The American Cancer Society states that “Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, […]

OPPS Proposed Rule FY 2022

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Medicare Program:  Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Price Transparency of Hospital Standard Charges; Radiation Oncology Model; Request for Information on Rural Emergency Hospitals This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for […]

Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule 2022

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CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access Rule Would Expand Access to Telehealth Services, Enhance Diabetes Prevention Programs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to address the widening gap in health equity highlighted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and to expand patient access to […]

Webinar “Modifier -25 Under the Microscope” begins Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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When reporting codes in CPT modifiers are an absolutely integral part of correct coding. Modifiers are the key to reporting services and procedures that have been altered in some way without changing the basic description of the CPT code. This means that modifiers are vital in the coding and billing process. However, their individual rules […]

Webinar “Stay on the Right Track with HCC Coding” begins Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1pm Eastern

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Hierarchical Coding Categories can impact your reimbursement. Your organization may be at risk for reduced reimbursement, which is like getting on the wrong track and heading in the wrong direction. HCCs help us provide a clear picture of our patient’s severity of illness, identifying acute and chronic conditions so that payments are appropriately valued. Stay […]

IRF PPS Proposed Rule FY2022

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On April 7, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. CMS is publishing this proposed rule consistent with the […]

Webinar “Top 5 Compliance Risks 2021” begins at Noon on Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Trip hazards are all around us. In the business of healthcare, we are a focus for multiple review agencies as well as the patients we serve. Even a little stumble could cause big ramifications. Are you concerned about tripping and falling into a challenging compliance situation? Join us as we bring insight into the top […]

Physician Fee Schedule CY2021

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This final rule updates policies affecting the calculation of payment rates and includes misvalued codes. It also adds services to the telehealth list including a third temporary category for services added under the PHE, as well as certain other revisions to telehealth services. It also addresses direct supervision as it relates to interactive technology, payment […]

AMA Announces new COVID-19 vaccine CPT® codes

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The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set is being updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include immunization and administration codes that are unique to the COVID-19 vaccine under development by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford. The new CPT codes will be effective for use on the […]