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COVID-19

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

2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: What Emergency Physicians Need to Know

Earlier this week, CMS published the final rule of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. After legislatively mandated adjustments, the 2021 conversion factor will be $32.41, a 10 percent decrease from the 2020 PFS conversion factor. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest changes that will impact emergency physicians. READ MORE

HHS Earmarks $20 Billion for Third General Distribution of Provider Relief Fund

Healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) can now apply for additional funds through the third General Distribution allocation of the Provider Relief Fund, established and funded through two emergency spending bills, namely the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act.
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ED Visits Save Lives, Money; COVID-19 Still Keeping Some People Away

The rising complexity and cost of emergency care has been a frequent target of policy makers and clinical leaders over the past decade, with some experts worried about the cascading effect of subsequent healthcare spending once the patient leaves the emergency department. However, new research suggests that high quality emergency care not only saves lives but also saves money, especially for Medicare beneficiaries. READ MORE

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