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COVID-19 Claims payment to healthcare providers for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Since the beginning of this terrible pandemic,healthcare providers have been risking their lives and money to save the country from the modern beast – novel coronavirus COVID-19. Every healthcare professional involved in the saga of saving the people from the virus is a superhero who needs to be rew...
Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid providers.
We arepleased to inform you that you can get help during these difficult times!Distribution of funds to Medicaid providers will supply relief to our superheroes without capes.Here'ssome information: On 06/09/2020, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a start of funds release of ar...
NEW ANNOUNCEMENT ON Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing
Effective June 04,2020, there is new guidance approved by HHS. It specifies details on the additional data which has to be reported to HHS by laboratories along with COVID-19 test results.
Summary of Medicare policies in 2020. Public Health Emergency Interim Final Rules.
Telehealth. More services are covered. Medicare now pays healthcare providers for more Telehealth services, such as: Initial inpatient and nursing facility visits; Emergency department visits; Initial/subsequent observation service...
Can I hire an acupuncturist to my practice and earn a fortune?
Acupuncture is a treatment that involves inserting thin needles through a person's skin at specific points on the body. This type of service is normally performed in the sphere of pain management. Covered or non-covered, acupuncture is a great tool for helping your patients ...
Medicare coverage of COVID-19 laboratory tests.
Medicare covers certain COVID-19 laboratory tests, which can be billed by health care facilities and laboratories. The below HCPCS codes are covered for dates of service on or after February 4, 2020. U0001 – “CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-...
NY State Medicaid Payment Reductions
Effective April 2, 2020, and each State Fiscal Year thereafter, all non-exempt Department of Health state funds Medicaid payments will be reduced by 1.5%. All fee-for-service payments will receive a decrease to checks and EFTs for dates of services on or after April 2, 2020, in...
Making sure our heroes get what they deserve!
On April 30, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued more waivers and rule changes to make your life easier. Here are some main principles of this boost:1) Removing barriers for healthcare providers to be readily hired from the local community or other states;2) Say “No!” to overwhelming...
Ready to get more benefits?
Providers who have already received the initial, automatic HHS payment may now apply for additional funds.Being a superhero should always pay-off! Effective April 24, HHS has begun distribution ofadditional fundsto Medicare providersimpacted by COVID-19. Providers will need to apply to receive these...
How can the new CARES act make your life easier during the pandemic?
2020 has been quite atough year for everyone on the globe. Coronavirus disaster has an impact onevery working man in every country. From farmers to politicians andbillionaires – there’s hardly even a person worldwide whose business has notyet faced any challenges. This situation looks like a real-li...
WCH Organizes Webinar on Practice Reopening after COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 22, Wednesday at 11:00 am EST, we invite you to visit our webinar. Whenquarantine ends, we must come up to scratch.You Will Learn: ·Summary of Government Programs ·How to return your patients back to the office ⟶ Read article
ICD-10 Code for confirmed Covid-19.
New ICD-10 CM code U07.1 was added starting from April 1, 2020CDC has provided instruction which clarifies the diagnosis coding guidelines including ⟶ Read article
A Reminder for Healthcare Providers to Do Credentialing and Enroll with Medicaid
A Reminder forHealthcare Providersto Do Credentialing and Enrollwith MedicaidDear Healthcare Providers,At the beginning of the new year, we would liketo remind all providers to make sure that yourcredentialing is in order. If you have moved oryou are planning to make any changes to yourcredentials, ...
A REMINDER FOR NY STATE PROVIDERS: Medicaid and Medicare Part B Coinsurance Reimbursement
Since July 1, 2015, Medicaid of NY no longer pays the full 20 % of the Part B coinsuranceafter Medicare pays its 80%. Medicaid may cover Part B coinsurance only in caseswhen Medicare payment is less than the Medicaid fee. In any case, the total Medicare/Medicaid payment will not exceed the amount th...
Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.
Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.TheProtecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, Section 218(b), established a new program to increase the rate of appropriate advanced diagnostic imaging services furnished to Medicare beneficiari...
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