At CIPROMS, the well-being of our employees and service to our clients are top priorities. We are continuing to monitor the developments with COVID-19 so that we can act accordingly, including our recently released COVID‐19 Action Plan.
We also are monitoring the continually changing coding and billing guidelines so we can educate clients and help others in the industry stay up to date. Check back frequently for COVID-19-related updates, or visit our blog for a variety of industry updates.
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.
The AMA recently released a new CPT code intended to be billed for additional expenses incurred because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Starting September 8, 2020, 99072 can account for both additional clinical staff time as well as additional supplies required specifically because of the PHE during office-based visits. READ MORE
IHCP has changed the telemedicine billing guidelines for Indiana Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care benefit plans through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. 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. READ MORE
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