Tag: Claims Reimbursement

Claims Reimbursement Speed and Denial Rate

The Impact of Location on Claims Reimbursement Speed and Denial Rate

A recent examination has revealed a significant link between the operational location of healthcare providers and the speed and accuracy of claims reimbursement by insurers. If your practice encounters delays in claims reimbursement, this may be attributed to the geographical area in which your practice is situated, according to a recent scrutiny of financial transactions. […]
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Automating Claims Management Processes May Reduce Costs

The adoption of electronic transactions increased in 2021, but further automation of claims management processes could save healthcare providers nearly $25 billion annually. Automating claims management processes could help healthcare providers curb the high spending on administrative transactions they saw in 2021, according to the 2022 Index report from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, […]
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Uninsured Rate Falling as Public Coverage Increases

The percentage of people covered by some type of health insurance in 2021 was higher compared to 2020, with public coverage rising significantly. It stands to reason that providers are treating more patients with health insurance. The percentage of people covered by some type of health insurance in 2021 was higher compared to the previous […]
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State Surprise Billing Laws Impact Out-of-Network Provider Charges

Provider charges for out-of-network care increased by $1,157 after the passage of state surprise billing laws that allow arbitrators to consider provider charges in a surprise billing dispute. State surprise billing laws that allow arbitrators to consider provider charges when determining out-of-network payment amounts for surprise medical bills led to an increase in billed charges […]
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2023 CPT Code Set, Aims to Reduce E/M Coding Burden

The 2023 CPT code set will update the rest of the E/M code section after significant changes in 2021, as well as revise AI and virtual care codes. The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for 2023, which contains updates that aim to reduce medical coding burden for […]
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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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Claim Denial Rates as High as 80% for In-Network Services

A new analysis shows that claim denial rates for in-network services among Healthcare.gov marketplace payers varied significantly, with some as high as 80%. Claim denial rates varied significantly among Healthcare.gov marketplace payers, with some insurers racking up rates as high as 80 percent, according to a new analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation. Marketplace payers must […]
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AMA Announces CPT Code for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Kids

While the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for young children has yet to receive FDA authorization, AMA has created a CPT code to ensure healthcare professionals are prepared for the shot’s potential use. The American Medical Association (AMA) has updated the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set to include CPT codes for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for […]
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Hospitals Saw Substantial Underbilling for Medicare Telestroke Services

One-third of hospitals across the country offered telestroke services, but less than 40 percent submitted Medicare telestroke claims in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act, Medicare claims for telestroke services increased in rural and urban emergency departments. However, there was still substantial underbilling from hospitals with […]
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2022 Claims Reimbursement Updates in Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is facing a host of claims reimbursement updates this year, from looming Medicare payment cuts to new rules about the split and critical care visits. Emergency department providers are still reeling from the effects of the ongoing pandemic. But other important updates are also happening in the background—and they are likely to impact […]
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