Tag: Coronavirus

4 Critical Attributes of A COVID-19 Billing And Coding Workbook

Our goal was to develop a single source of truth that is user-friendly, dynamic, and easily accessible,” said Jeannette Wood, vice president of revenue cycle management for Privia Health. A rapidly changing situation like the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a dynamic solution for tracking billing and coding changes for virtual services from different payers across […]
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Adapting Patient-Friendly Medical Billing to a COVID-19 World

Monument Health in South Dakota is adapting to a new definition of patient-friendly medical billing as COVID-19 transforms patient needs and their ability pay for healthcare. Patient financial responsibility has been impacting the hospital revenue cycle far before the world knew what COVID-19 was. But the unprecedented public health crisis has shed new light on patient-friendly […]
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6 Ways Hospitals Can Show Financial Care for Patients During COVID-19

As hospitals, health systems and physicians navigate the clinical impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the revenue cycle team at each of these organizations must also be ready to guide the financial care of patients. Fortunately, many experts in the revenue cycle space have successfully endured adversity over the years, including changes in the economy that […]
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CMS Releases Medicare Reimbursement Details for COVID-19 Tests

Medicare reimbursement for COVID-19 tests will be about $36 for the CDC test and $51 for those created in house or by other entities. Following the development of new billing codes, CMS is now letting clinical laboratories know how much they will receive in Medicare reimbursement for COVID-19 testing patients. CMS emailed providers last week […]
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How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

COVID-19 is creating unique healthcare revenue cycle challenges around billing and coding, patient financial responsibility, and resource allocation. As entire nations encourage their populations to stay inside to avoid COVID-19, healthcare providers are more active than ever in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. This activity is having a significant impact on the […]
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Coronavirus: What Every Medical Coder Needs to Know

On Dec. 31, 2019, as many of us here in the U.S. were celebrating New Year’s Eve, a pandemic quietly began in the Chinese province of Hubei. First identified in Wuhan, the provincial capital, coronavirus (more accurately known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV) has spread rapidly in the two ensuing months, resulting in infections, and even […]
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