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Ransomware, a bane of health care providers for years, has gotten even worse, leading to steeper consequences for providers who have been hit by it. Adding to the challenges, the pandemic-induced wave of work-from-home (WFH) orders has made attacks easier for crooks. It’s time to double down on your defenses.
As medical practices await the release of the final 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule, a number of provider association are calling on lawmakers to stave off a steep cut to the conversion factor, which determines service fees, that’s set to kick in Jan. 1.
To help subscribers prepare for the 2021 E/M office visit guidelines, Part B News will examine each of the three elements of medical decision-making (MDM) and how they will change starting Jan. 1. In this issue, you’ll learn about the amount and complexity of data to be reviewed and analyzed.
Auditors may be looking at your providers’ critical care codes, so make sure you have the basics right.
The critical care code set may be small in size, consisting of two CPT codes (99291, 99292), but it packs a wallop when it comes to provider revenue. In 2019, practices surpassed the $1 billion mark in payments tied to the two codes.


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