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04/12/2021
If your state has only cleared a certain population for the COVID vaccine and your practice is able to perform them, you’re obliged to follow the state’s guidelines for eligibility even if patients are nudging you to let them “cut the line.” If you don’t, you risk losing your vaccine-dispensing privileges.
04/12/2021
The most impactful overhaul to the E/M coding and documentation guidelines in 25 years went live Jan. 1. The updated guidelines eliminate medical history and physical examination as required elements for reporting E/M codes 99202-99215. E/M coding for outpatient visits is now based on documentation of medical decision-making (MDM) or time spent on the encounter.
04/12/2021
Review any form of help you receive from corporations, such as pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. While physicians know to say no to all expenses-paid vacations from manufacturers, accepting less obvious forms of remuneration could also violate the anti-kickback statute.
04/12/2021
Free help with marketing or practice assistance from a medical manufacturer can put you on the wrong side of the anti-kickback statute.
04/12/2021
Practitioners who perform hearing, speech and cognitive therapy now have more services they can provide via telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
04/12/2021
CMS is holding payments for claims submitted on or after April 1 in anticipation of legislation that will extend the suspension of a 2% cut to all Medicare payments, according to a special edition of MLN Connects.
04/12/2021
Medical practices showed a tepid response to the launch of a series of interprofessional consultations in 2019, the first year that CMS approved the codes for reimbursement.

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