Tag: Healthcare Services

How are Medicare patients using interstate telehealth visits?

Opponents of the loosened interstate telehealth restrictions that were instituted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic argued that it would result in out-of-state doctors luring patients away from their current physicians. But a new study finds that most out-of-state telehealth is used for continuity of care, not acquiring new patients. The study compares interstate […]
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Has the Medicare Telehealth list changed Since 2022?

As Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to evaluate the inclusion of telehealth services that were temporarily added to the Medicare telehealth services list during the COVID-19 public health emergency, they have finalized that certain services added to the Medicare telehealth services list will remain on the list through December 31, 2023. This […]
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AHA Requests Additional COVID-19 Financial Support from Congress

During the Delta and Omicron surges, hospitals and health systems faced significant challenges, prompting AHA to ask Congress for additional COVID-19 financial support. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has urged Congress to provide hospitals and health systems with additional COVID-19 financial support, including more Provider Relief Funds and an extension on the Medicare sequester relief. […]
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Coding Compliance: Some Lessons Learned

The errors identified through coding audits really are a lesson to learn. We all can learn from the past, right? Human nature tells us to do so. This is also true when it comes to healthcare and coding compliance. Haven’t you seen, read, or heard about common coding errors – mistakes that impact reimbursement and […]
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New Revenue Cycle Management Offerings Introduced at HIMSS22

Healthcare vendors announced new solutions at HIMSS22, including end-to-end revenue cycle management platforms and tools to improve patient billing processes. A handful of software companies introduced new products this week at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Health Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, that aim to improve revenue cycle management […]
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Healthcare Tech Company Launches Online Price Transparency Tool

Through the online price transparency tool, users can view hospital service prices and assess machine-readable file completeness. A healthcare technology company has launched an online price transparency tool that allows consumers to compare hospital costs before seeking care. Turquoise Health’s Price Transparency Scorecard lets consumers find prices by searching for specific services or providers. The […]
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Tread Carefully in Medicare Billing

Thanks to new provisions that went into effect for the 2022 calendar year, CMS is no longer necessarily considering “nefarious intent” when determining whether a provider or supplier should be excluded from the Medicare program. The Physician Fee Schedule for the 2022 calendar year is in full effect. The proposals, which were issued in July […]
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How Ending the Public Health Emergency Impacts Medicaid Spending

  States should prepare for fluctuations in Medicaid spending on nonelderly acute care after the declaration ends. The end of the coronavirus public health emergency declaration could lead to a shift in Medicaid spending for state Medicaid programs and federal Medicaid costs, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute. […]
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