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Emergency Medicine

Planning Ahead for No Surprises Act Implementation

The No Surprises Act, which was signed into law in December 2020, won’t go into effect until at least January 1, 2022. But that isn’t slowing down provider groups from working to ensure the details of the bill, which will be administered through by agencies like the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, are ironed out with their interests in mind. 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

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

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

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the proposed draft of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2021. In addition to changing the payment rates for 2021, the Final Rule also mandates changes to several payment policies. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest changes that will impact emergency physicians. READ MORE

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