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With COVID-19 a focus of so much patient concern, you should take special care to reassure them when one of your providers comes down with it.
Coders and medical practice staff can get a head start on a series of updated rules for diagnosis coding — the 2021 version of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines on Coding and Reporting was issued on July 8, weeks ahead of the typical early August release date.

Is it worth going in and looking at the expanded performance review data CMS has for your Physician Compare page? While only some providers can actually change or suppress their scores, you can use the opportunity to get your providers serious about making a better showing next time, when their score may count for a great deal more.

Question: I’m trying to figure out the impact of the new medically unlikely edits (MUE) for E/M codes 99201-99215. All codes have an MUE of 24. Does that mean a patient can see multiple physicians of the same specialty who bill under one tax ID on the same date of service? For example, could I bill two E/M visits if a patient saw Dr. Smith for shoulder pain and then saw Dr. Jones for knee pain?
CMS’ 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Experience Report that came out on July 7 suggests that Alternative Payment Models (APMs) are slowly gaining on traditional individual and group reporters and virtual groups are washing out.


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