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 […]

Webinar “Reporting Evaluation and Management Services in 2021” begins Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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The Oxford Learners Dictionary defines a quantum leap as “a sudden, great and important change, improvement or development” and that describes exactly what is happening to the E&M code set in 2021 it is undergoing a huge, important transformative change meant to help make E/M office visit coding and documentation both simpler and more flexible. […]

CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

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CMS issued a proposed rule on August 3, 2020, on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2021. This document is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on August 17, 2020 Background on the Physician Fee Schedule Since […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021

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On August 4, 2020, the CMS proposed policies that aim to increase choice, lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, empower patients, and protect taxpayer dollars. These proposed changes would build on existing efforts to increase patient choice by making Medicare payment available for more services in different sites of service and adopting policy changes under the Medicare […]

CY2021 ESRD Proposed Rule

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On July 6, CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2021. This rule also proposes updates to the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal […]

CY2021 Home Health Proposed Rule

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On Jun 25th CMS issued a proposed rule [CMS-1730-P] that proposes routine updates to the home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2021, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. This proposed rule also includes a proposal to make permanent the regulatory changes related to telecommunications technologies in providing care under the Medicare […]

OPPS Final Rule CY2020

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The policies in the final rule will further advance the agency’s commitment to increasing price transparency. It includes requirements that would apply to each hospital operating in the United States.  This final rule implements Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act and improves upon prior agency guidance that required hospitals to make public their […]