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CMS is following through on a previous Biden executive order and will publish on Nov. 5 an interim final rule requiring all health care staff in facilities paid with federal funds -- that is, “approximately 76,000 providers" and "over 17 million health care workers across the country” -- to be vaccinated against COVID by Dec. 5, 2021.

 
 
The final 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule is out, and the terms are in: Medical practices will confront key updates to split/shared services, critical care episodes and billing privileges, as well as a cut to the conversion factor that trims it nearly 4%.
 
Practices that perform intralaminar and transforaminal epidural injections to manage chronic pain should add 'Implement the new local coverage determination (LCD),' to their to-do list PBN Blog has learned from Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP, director of advisory solutions for abeo.
 
The payment cuts that are on track to hit physician practices Jan. 1 could have sweeping implications for the health care industry. Compensation levels for physicians, a potential hiring freeze and staff layoffs and population health initiatives are all factors at stake, a new survey from AMGA reveals.
 
If you need more money to cover your COVID-19-related practice revenue shortfalls since July 1, good news -- CMS is giving you another chance.

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