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04/06/2020
From a neurology practice in Florida to a university heath system in Alabama, take an intimate look – directly from providers’ perspectives – at how life has changed for frontline medical groups in the struggle against the pandemic.
03/30/2020

You may be gearing up to offer patients telehealth services during the COVID-19 emergency since CMS waived the originating site requirements. If so, you may not be familiar with the requirements – and many of them have changed in the past few weeks. Make sure you code and document these claims so that they’ll be accepted, and watch out for private payers who haven’t adopted CMS’ waiver yet.

03/30/2020
As telehealth allowances and guidance move with unprecedented speed, health care providers need to know what is covered by Medicare as cases increase in the COVID-19 battle.
03/30/2020
While two recent interoperability final rules mostly apply to health IT people, the information blocking part of the rule from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) will directly impact your practice’s requirements when patients ask to have their data forwarded or connected via an app. Start planning for the switchover now.
03/30/2020
In its quest to provide more remote services, CMS has come up with some new online codes in the past year but still pays for several older codes specifically geared to teleheath. These older codes don’t get much use, but their utilization is growing Ñ steadily and at a faster rate than their denials.  
03/23/2020

Just as employers were taking a look at a bill in Congress aimed at providing paid leave for employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House-passed legislation took on changes in the Senate. As of early March 17, no Senate vote had been scheduled.

03/23/2020
You’ll find immediate opportunity to provide virtual visits to patients enrolled in Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans as CMS seeks to facilitate screening and treatment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
03/23/2020
Look for alternatives to test referrals for COVID-19, and don’t delay treatment if the government is late in making plans. You may, however, want to hold your bills until payment streams become clear.
03/23/2020
Just as employers were taking a look at a bill in Congress aimed at providing paid leave for employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House-passed legislation took on changes in the Senate. 
03/23/2020
Changes in the plan to offer relief to workers affected by the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 have come fast and furious, but the House and Senate appear to have settled on revisions that mean at least some employers will have to provide paid leave to at least some employees.

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