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MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Flexibilities Extended for 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is automatically applying its extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all MIPS eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance period. The agency also is reopening the MIPS EUC application for individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model Entities through March 31, 2021. READ MORE

Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation, Pre-Surgery History & Physical, and Separately Reported E/M Services: Know the Difference

While recent changes to office or other outpatient evaluation and management coding and billing guidelines may not affect anesthesiologists most of the time, there are instances when knowing the new rules will come in handy, especially with patients who have complex medical co-morbidities. READ MORE

Providing and Billing for Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the ED

In the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, CMS finalized the creation of add-on G-code, G2213, to be billed with E/M visit codes used in the ED setting for medication assisted treatment of opioid use disorder. Having a code to use, however, is not the only hurdle for emergency physicians to cross in providing and billing of MAT for the treatment of opioid use disorder. READ MORE

Latest COVID-19 Relief Package: What Physicians Can Expect

An 11th-hour COVID-19 relief package was approved by both houses of Congress a few days before Christmas and signed into law by President Trump a few days after. The legislation, second in size only to the CARES Act passed last spring in the early days of the pandemic, provides wide-ranging relief to multiple sectors throughout the country, including physicians. READ MORE

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