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The stopgap 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) upped the Part B conversion factor, but delivered what many health care industry groups consider insufficient relief to physicians suffering from Medicare cuts.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced in December a significant settlement with Lafourche Medical Group, marking the first resolution of an investigation into a phishing cyberattack under HIPAA. Understand key compliance strategies with the following question-and-answer session with Omer Kaan Aslim, cybersecurity specialist at cybersecurity firm Lake Ridge, who shares compliance tips related to this breach.
Check your payments for telehealth services reported with place of service 10 (Telehealth provided in patient’s home) after Jan. 1, 2024. If your Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) paid the facility rate that’s a big mistake. Your MAC should pay the non-facility rate when the patient is at home during a telehealth service.
Question: We have three follow-up questions about the new local coverage determination (LCD) for trigger point injections (20552-20553) that will take effect on April 1.
Medicare’s chronic and complex chronic care management (CCM) codes continued their upward climb in 2022, and the power users among specialties remained mostly constant.


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