Cigna recently announced new medical coverage policies for the use of anesthesia services for interventional pain management procedures. READ MORE
Providers who receive an eligibility error code on their Medicare claims should check to see if the patient’s Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) has changed.
United Healthcare will begin evaluating all level 5 professional Emergency Department claims and potentially downcoding them or denying them for “inappropriate” coding. The new policy, which takes effect April 1, 2020, is part of the payer’s “continued efforts to reinforce accurate coding practices.” READ MORE
With a new year comes a few months of straddling three different performance periods for the CMS’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Here’s a look at what you need to know now about the 2018, 2019, and 2020 MIPS performance periods. READ MORE