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Can Automation Solve The Prior Authorization Problem?

In the latest American Medical Association (AMA) survey, 93% of physicians said prior authorizations delay patient care, and 82% said the process is so complicated that it causes patients to abandon treatment altogether. Prior authorization (PA) remains the top regulatory burden for most health care and medical professionals, often delaying or preventing access to essential […]
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E/M Payment Policy Changes Impact Physician Reimbursement

  Following E/M payment policy changes, the reimbursement gap between primary care and specialty physicians decreased by just $825, falling from $40,259.80 to $39,434.70. Evaluation and management (E/M) payment policy changes implemented in 2021 resulted in higher Medicare reimbursement for most physicians but only led to a modest decrease in the payment gap between primary […]
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Only a Few Hospitals Comply with the Price Transparency Rule

Over 1,500 hospitals reviewed in the report were noncompliant with at least one requirement of the price transparency rule between December 2022 and January 2023. Less than a quarter of hospitals are complying with the hospital price transparency rule over two years after the regulation went into effect, according to a report from PatientRightsAdvocate.org. The […]
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Ways To Handle Patient Collections

Collecting patients is not an easy job, but there are ways to handle it in an efficient and compassionate manner. We talk to experts on how to prevent payment delinquencies and how to handle them when they occur. Ways to prevent delinquencies Before physicians worry about collecting delinquent payments, there are several strategies to ensure […]
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A Surgeon General Touts Possible Changes in Prior Authorizations

Federal healthcare leaders say they are committed to helping physicians, patients, and health insurance companies by improving the prior authorization process for medical care. On Jan. 17, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator and U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral, held a listening session with health care stakeholders. That was followed by a conference call […]
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The 2023 Telehealth Service Codes Physicians Need to Know

Medicare Telehealth Services for 2023, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to the list of Medicare telehealth services, specifically the following HCPCS codes. Prolonged Service Codes G0316: Prolonged hospital inpatient or observation care evaluation and management service(s) beyond the total time for the primary […]
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