During the uncertain times your ChartMaker PatientPortal may be a way to relay information to patients trying to contact you. In addition to sending broadcast messages to all your patients, you can also modify your Welcome Message and Message Settings to provide updated information or instructions during the COVID-19 public health emergency. For example, you…Read More
CMS provided the following clarification regarding the suspension of sequestration in a special edition of their MLNConnects Newsletter: Section 3709 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act temporarily suspends the 2% payment adjustment currently applied to all Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims due to sequestration. The suspension is effective for claims with dates of…Read More
To assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a Special Promotion to help send messages to your patients: Free Broadcast Service Setup! For the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the $75 setup fee will be waived for all clients needing to reach out to their patients using the Patient Reminder Module's…Read More
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This funding will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19, and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing…Read More
The Small Business Administration is offering a Paycheck Protection Program to help Practices pay Employees and Keep their Office open. For physician practices with fewer than 500 employees, the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers access to a potentially forgivable loan through a new $349 billion program called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Specifically created to…Read More
On March 30, 2020, as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continued response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CMS released an interim final rule (IFC) that makes a number of changes to further support the delivery of services to patients during this Public Health Emergency. And although this rule was published this…Read More
On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced that it will extend the 2019 Performance Year MIPS Submission deadline to April 30, 2020. Likewise, CMS also announced that MIPS eligible clinicians who have not submitted any MIPS data by April 30, 2020, will qualify for the automatic extreme and uncontrollable…Read More
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the declaration of a national emergency in the United States concerning this outbreak, and the urgent need to capture the reporting of this condition in our nation’s claims and surveillance data, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), under the National Emergencies Act Section 201 and 301, is announcing…Read More
As healthcare providers working to provide adequate response and care to patients during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, communication is key. Whether it be reminding patients of adjusted office hours, new protocols and services for care, or other COVID-19 related messages during the outbreak, you can easily send broadcast messages to all your patients and patient…Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare coverage for telehealth services so that Medicare beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These expanded Medicare telehealth benefits can be a lifeline for patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning…Read More