Both the House and the Senate have voted to continue the suspension of the 2 percent Medicare Sequestration Cuts through the end of 2021. A final vote in the House is needed to reconcile the two versions of the bill, and that vote is expected sometime in mid-April after the House returns from a spring recess. READ MORE
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
The 2020 Coronavirus Relief & Omnibus Agreement provided much-needed relief for anesthesiologists, especially through updates to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Anesthesia conversion factor. READ MORE
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
As we begin 2021, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs has released a variety of information Indiana healthcare providers need to know about billing Medicaid in the new year. We’ve created a short list of the top four things you should know. READ MORE
Earlier this fall, the American Medical Association released the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology code set. In this post, we highlight several noteworthy ones.
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
Healthcare providers and facilities that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds will need to report how they used the money through a new reporting system that will open on January 15, 2021. NOTE: On October 22, 2020, CMS issued an update regarding their reporting instructions released in September. READ MORE
Healthcare providers who took advantage of Medicare’s COVID Accelerated & Advance Payment loans received a significant repayment extension from the recently enacted Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act. READ MORE
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.