Tag: COVID-19 Claims

Telehealth Usage Rises with Increase of Covid-19 Cases

As the nation began experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases this fall, a similar upswing occurred in the use of telehealth, according to the latest report from FAIR Health, an independent, nonprofit organization, which tracks commercial insurance claims as part of a healthcare cost transparency initiative. Compared to one year ago, October usage of telehealth increased […]
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CMS Revises Billing Instructions for Inpatient Covid-19 Claims

CMS provided clarification on submitting inpatient claims for patients diagnosed with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) without a positive viral test, in an update to MLN Matters SE20015 released September 11. Earlier this year, the CARES Act increased the MS-DRG weighting by 20% for a COVID-19 diagnosis. Although the CARES Act doesn’t specify that the diagnosis must be supported by a […]
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Get Paid for COVID-19 Testing/Treatment of Uninsured

Payers are reimbursing providers for all COVID-19-related testing and treatment they are furnishing to their insured members, but what if the patient is uninsured? Healthcare providers need not write off COVID-19 testing and treatment services rendered to uninsured patients. Compensation is available! The public health emergency for COVID-19 requires the healthcare industry to focus their […]
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