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
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