Due to Covid-19, CMS has announced it will automatically extend its extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians who have only submitted limited data. Previously, individuals and groups impacted by the Covid Public…
The following Covid-19 coding changes are effective as of Jan. 1, 2021:
The American Medical Association has published a host of new codes to cover the yet-to-be-released COVID-19 vaccine.
The health system shut downs that took place in April and May (and in some instances stretched further) are still having downstream effects on revenue cycle operations for many of our clients.
Stark Medical Auditing CEO Mick Raich reviews Medicare’s recent move to lower COVID-19 test payments for labs that don’t produce results within 48 hours and the impact that may have on labs moving forward.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, CMS will only pay the $100 high-throughput rate to labs that complete testing within two calendar days of the specimen being collected.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has added two more codes related to COVID-19 to the 2021 CPT code set, including one that covers the extra safety protocols providers are taking to care for patients during the public health emergency.
As part of this move, CMS will require a positive COVID-19 lab test result is documented in the patient's medical record.
The following is a column from Stark CEO Mick Raich: As predicted earlier this year, we are starting to see the cars pile up on the derailed billing train. With the shut down and suspension of billing in April and…
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