On December 28, 2020, CMS announced that the 2% Payment Adjustment (Sequestration) for Medicare FFS Claims have been suspended through March: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act suspended the payment adjustment percentage of 2% applied to all Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims from May 1 through December 31.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,…Read More
On December 3, 2020, the CDC announced six (6) new ICD10 diagnosis codes to identify conditions resulting from COVID-19. These ICD10 Codes will become effective on January 1, 2021. The new codes are: Z11.52 – Encounter for screening for COVID-19 Z20.822 – Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19 Z86.16 – Personal history of COVID-19…Read More
CMS released a set of toolkits for providers, states and insurers to help the health care system prepare to swiftly administer the vaccine once it is available. These resources are designed to increase the number of providers that can administer the vaccine and ensure adequate reimbursement for administering the vaccine in Medicare, while making it clear…Read More
The AMA has announced new CPT codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available in the United States market. Among these is a new code to describe the additional supplies and clinical staff time required to mitigate transmission of respiratory infectious disease while providing evaluation, treatment, or procedural services during a…Read More
We have created two new COVID-19 templates for ChartMaker® Clinical that allows you to easily document COVID-19 assessment and counselling in your patient charts. These templates are available to our ChartMaker® Clinical clients free of charge as a gesture of support to our providers as you strive to take care of your patients during this unprecedented…Read More
On Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued another round of regulatory waivers and rule changes to deliver expanded care to the nation’s seniors and provide flexibility to the healthcare system as America reopens. These changes include making it easier for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to get tested for COVID-19…Read More
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Resources: Medicare Telehealth Fact Sheet Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions Telehealth Toolkit for General Practitioners End-Stage Renal Disease Providers Telehealth Toolkit Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program during COVID-19 Emergency Current…Read More
If you missed out on the original allocation of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, you will get another chance as new legislation, that has already passed both the Senate and House, greatly expands its funding (from $349B to $659B). This new legislation is expected to be signed by the President shortly. To learn…Read More