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11/22/2021
A revised policy that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022, represents two wins for the medical practices, individual practitioners and various organizations that protested unpopular sections of CMS’ proposed policies for critical care services (99291-99292).
11/22/2021
CMS will allow split/shared billing for critical care services effective Jan. 1, 2022, but you should complete training on the guidelines before submitting a claim for encounters that involve both a physician and non-physician practitioner (NPP).
11/22/2021
The CMS interim final rule requiring health care facilities to vaccinate their staff does not directly cite physician practices, but that doesn’t mean you’re completely free. Watch out for circumstances that might require at least some of your staff to get vaccinated anyway.
11/22/2021
Thanks to a wave of ransomware attacks, the cyber insurance market is expanding. Yet the rise of cybercrime also means that premiums are rising and limits are tightening. Be aware of what insurers are doing, and how you can get the most out of the policy you pick.
11/22/2021
CMS confirmed that it is finalizing an earlier proposal to expand the list of personnel who may fall into the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) exclusions list for provider and supplier enrollment.
11/22/2021
The numbers contained in CMS’ short list of high-volume codes are even less rosy than this year’s earlier proposal, with harsher payment cuts coming in CY 2022.

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