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While it may appear that in some areas the immense shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) stock is over, providers and medical organizations are warning that a lack of supplies remains a concern. But by planning ahead and forging purchasing relationships, smart practices can make an effort to head them off.
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE), CMS has expanded patient access to telehealth services, allowing beneficiaries to receive a wide range of services without having to visit a health care facility.
Question: I have a doctor who’s billing critical care codes without putting the relevant times in his notes. We send these back to him and he amends them properly. Could this still be trouble for us down the road?
The ascendance of transitional care management (TCM) payments and claims may be slowing, but the codes (99495-99496) continue to maintain strong year-to-year growth, most recently reaping more than $186 million in Part B payments.


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