Tag: Medicare Part-B


Anticipated Decrease in Medicare Reimbursement for Physicians in 2024

The Final Decrease Is Influenced By Add-On Codes and Regulatory Obligations On November 16th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the finalized rule for the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in the Federal Register. While the policies exhibit several positives, especially in primary care, telehealth, and behavioral healthcare, CMS remains dedicated […]
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New Payment Rates Lead to Patient Financial Obligations

Happy New Year! 2023 has already started and as with every year, the new Medicare out-of-pocket rates take effect. And while the out-of-pocket costs for care should not affect how we care for our patients, it often comes up in conversations, so let us review the numbers. The Medicare Part A deductible goes up to […]
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Billing for Tetanus Vaccine? Check the Diagnosis

Did you know that tetanus vaccines are covered under Medicare Part B only when administered for treatment purposes? Preventive tetanus vaccinations do not fall under coverage. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Internet-Only Manuals Pub. 100-02, Chapter 15, Section clarifies, “Vaccinations or inoculations are excluded as immunizations unless they are directly related to […]
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Two New Codes for COVID-19 Antibody Therapy

A new investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for Medicare patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 warrants new codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Dec. 3 that it is implementing two new HCPCS Level II codes for Regeneron’s antibody casirivimab and imdevimab (REGN-COV2), effective for dates of service on or after Nov. 21. How To […]
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Telemedicine Takes Healthcare Into the 21st Century

Update your understanding of how to code telehealth services now and in the future. Without telehealth, the COVID-19 pandemic could be much worse. Imagine if practitioners were not able to socially distance their infected patients from their healthy patients. Think of all the people who would not seek medical attention if it meant leaving their […]
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