Improving Patient Flow and Growing Health Care Capability with Mind Booster Art
care settings, fear of uncertainty, preoccupation, and anticipation of
unpleasant sensations create a communication barrier between healthcare
providers and the recipients of services.
Mind Booster Art serves as a form of strategic, non-verbal communication that allevi...
gradual reopening of businesses in New York State, there are guidelines for
businesses that wish to reopen their workplaces. Familiarizing yourself with
these guidelines will help you avoid the accompanying penalties. Keep reading
to find out more about what steps your busin...
NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Pre-validation Period: Sep 14 – Dec 14
Are you aware that EPs or a group of EPs that have already
selected their reporting period and calculated their patient volume before the
MEIPASS attestation system is opened for the payment year can now complete a
Pre-Validation? For more details about this, read along.Are you aware? EPs or a group...
Many medical practitioners are yet to understand and key
into record auditing, especially now that the Department of Health and Human
Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) conducts periodic audits to ensure that
covered entities and their business associates comply with the requi...
CMS: Increased Options and Reduced Costs for Surgeries Proposed
For 2021, CMS proposes to expand the numberof procedures that Medicare would pay for in the hospital outpatient setting byeliminating the “Inpatient Only list,” which includes procedures for whichMedicare will only make payment when performed in the hospital inpatientsetting. This proposed change wo...
The Office of Managementand Budget (OMB) has approved the ABN, Form CMS-R-131. The deadline for usingthe new ABM has been extended by CMS. The ABN, Form CMS-R-131, and instructionshave been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) forrenewal. Due to COVID-19 concerns, CMShas expanded th...
Medicaid EHR Incentive program. Pre-Validations for 2020 Payment Year
The above will be acceptedfrom September 14th up to December 14th, 2020, and allowspractices so submit their patient volume data for evaluation and acceptancebefore attestation.If EPs or a group of EPs have alreadyselected their reporting period and calculated their patient volume prior tothe Medica...
Medicare Administrative Contractors are reinstating medical reviews
As of August 17th, MAC's havereopened medical reviews of services provided prior to March 1st,2020.To protect the Medicare Trust Fund againstinappropriate payments, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are resumingfee-for-service medical review activities. Beginning August 17, the MACs haveres...
Despite a global public health crisis, healthcare providers still need to think about Merit-Based incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting. We know it’s been a tough time, and some providers may experience strong difficulties while collecting the information required for MIPS, as well as fitting in...
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...
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.Which entity isrequired to report the data?All laboratories,testing locations operating as temporary overflow or...
Summary of Medicare policies in 2020. Public Health Emergency Interim Final Rules.
Telehealth. More services are
now pays healthcare providers for more Telehealth services, such as:
inpatient and nursing facility visits;
Can I hire an acupuncturist to my practice and earn a fortune?
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.
or non-covered, acupuncture is a great tool for helping your patients ...
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