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The official Medicare watchdog is calling for flattened payment levels for Part B services in 2023, a move that would be in line with current law, but physician advocacy groups are vocal for both a positive adjustment and broader change.
Pay close attention to Medicare’s new critical care coding rules: You’re required to meet the 74-minute maximum for the initial critical care service on a given day (99291) plus at least 30 additional minutes of critical care services to report add-on code 99292. To remain accurate, distribute a new, Medicare-specific time chart for critical care services to your coders.
Providing patients with access to their medical records remains a struggle for many health care providers. To stay ahead of potentially costly compliance errors, ensure a centralized process and learn from others’ mistakes.
Mark your calendar: If you’re eligible for an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) exception to MIPS reporting for 2022 and are required to apply for it — as opposed to getting it automatically — you have until the end of Thursday, March 31, to file.
The audio-only option that CMS cleared for certain E/M services during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) was a boon for medical practices, according to a Part B News analysis of Medicare claims data. While utilization of E/M services that did not have an audio-only option fell 14% between 2019 and 2020, services that were audio-eligible faced just a 3% dip – a considerable win in an overall depressed claims era.


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