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New Coding Issues Emerge To Confront Coders

The new codes and subsequent issues will be effective Oct. 1, 2023. According to senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson, who presented the information during the series, three major issues emerged from her research and manifested themselves in her presentation —a presentation that was augmented with commentary from Erica Remer, MD, co-host for the long-running Talk […]
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Biden Administration Releases Final Surprise Billing Rules

The final surprise billing rules downgrade the weight the QPA has on out-of-network payment determinations and establishes documentation requirements for down coding situations. The Biden Administration has released final surprise billing rules implementing the No Surprises Act, a federal law enacted in January 2021 that protects patients from out-of-network medical bills when they seek care […]
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Prior Authorizations and MedPAC Recommendations: MGMA’s view

Prior authorizations and Medicare reimbursements are some of the most consistently cited sources of issues at primary care practices. Anders Gilberg, senior vice president of government affairs for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), joined us in April to discuss his organization’s lobbying efforts. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. Medical […]
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Value-Based Revenue Makes up 6.74% of Primary Care Income

MGMA report shows value-based contracts account for $30,922 per provider The Medical Group Management Association released a report looking at the proliferation of value-based contracts and how quality metrics tie-in to revenue. The report, 2022 MGMA DataDive Practice Operations, shows that revenue from value-based contracts accounted for varying amounts of total medical revenue in 2021 […]
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Locum Tenens Physicians To Fill Vacant Positions

Hospitals are increasingly utilizing locum tenens physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs), and telehealth services to address staffing shortages. The Innovation & Flexibility: Journey to Sustainable Healthcare Report reflects data from 129 healthcare administrators representing a range of facility types and sizes. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated hospital staffing shortages as many clinicians faced burnout and mental […]
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Cancer Centers Fail to Comply with Hospital Price Transparency Rule

Failing to post files in a machine-readable format was the most common violation of the hospital price transparency rule among NCI-designated cancer centers. Less than one-third of hospitals with National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center designation were fully compliant with the CMS hospital price transparency rule, according to research published in JAMA Surgery. The price […]
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Medicare Suspends Prior Authorization Requirements for Some DME

Prior authorization is no longer required for certain DME when it risks the health of the patient. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has suspended the prior authorization requirements for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) when waiting for prior authorization would delay healthcare and risk the life or health […]
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Top Recession-Proofing Strategies for Independent Practices

More than half of economists agree that the U.S. economy is headed for a downturn. Contrary to popular belief, the healthcare sector has never been recession-proof. Reports indicate that the healthcare industry is affected later in a recession and has a longer recovery period. Compared to other healthcare facilities, like hospitals and emergency rooms, independent […]
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NCDs Affected by ICD-10-CM Medical Necessity Code Changes

When ICD-10-CM is updated Oct. 1, so are these National Coverage Determinations. Are you wondering which National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) will be affected by the thousands of diagnosis code changes going into effect Oct. 1? Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transmittal tells all. CMS Transmittal 11546, issued Aug. 4, is a one-time notification […]
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