Tag: Healthcare Policy

The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

According to a survey, claim denials are considered the biggest obstacle in revenue cycle management, with over 20% of providers reporting an annual loss of $500K due to these denials. A recent survey of healthcare leaders conducted by leading medical billing company revealed that claim denials are causing a significant and costly issue for healthcare […]
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3.36% Cut Threatens Medicare Physician Care Access in 2024

3.36% Cut in The Proposed 2024 Medicare Physician Pay Schedule

What’s the news: The AMA is emphatically stating that the proposed 3.36% reduction in the 2024 Medicare physician payment schedule is ill-advised, posing a threat to the accessibility of high-quality physician care for the 50 million plus elderly individuals enrolled in Medicare. The AMA President emphasized that with escalating costs associated with medical practice; another […]
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CMS Proposes Changes to Remote Patient Monitoring in PFS Proposed Rule for 2024

The 2024 physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule has been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Within this rule, remote physiologic monitoring (RPM), also known as remote patient monitoring, has garnered significant attention. While customary for a proposed rule, CMS has introduced several suggested modifications to RPM. However, what sets this […]
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Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage

Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage : Lawmakers Call for Streamlined Process

CMS has proposed a rule to simplify prior authorization in government-sponsored health insurance programs. However, some lawmakers are urging the agency to do more. A bipartisan coalition of 233 representatives and 61 senators have written a letter to CMS requesting that the proposed rules be expanded and that the changes be finalized quickly to enhance […]
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How Billing Turns A Routine Birth Into A High-cost Emergency

Caitlin Wells Salerno knew that some mammals — like the golden-mantled ground squirrels she studies in the Rocky Mountains — invest an insane amount of resources in their young. That didn’t prepare her for the resources the conservation biologist would owe after the birth of her second son. Wells Salerno went into labor on the […]
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ICD-11 Is Coming, Prepare Now

IFHIMA makes the case for ICD-11 adoption with latest whitepaper. As healthcare transformation progresses due to the digitization of data and advancements in medical science and technology, it is increasingly important that nations around the world begin planning for adoption of ICD-11. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has a long and valued history of […]
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Industry Voices – 3 Challenges Exposed In The New World Of Telehealth

The rapid rise of telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been critical for getting at-risk patients the care they need. In fact, many state governments are working to expand telehealth within their Medicaid programs, while also easing restrictions to allow for faster implementation. And there is evidence that this trend will not be reversed anytime soon. […]
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CMS Proposes Changes to Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program as part of its effort to reduce provider burden. “Clinicians are drowning in paperwork and reporting requirements caused by cumbersome government rules and regulations,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a press […]
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Change To RT And LT Modifiers Use

The Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC) are changing the requirement that medical coders to use the right (RT) and left (LT) modifiers for certain HCPCS codes, and that the modifiers be used when billing two of the same item or accessory on the same date of service and the items are being used bilaterally. The […]
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