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Place of Service Codes Updated for Telehealth, though Not for Medicare

The Medicare Place of Service Workgroup recently revised the telehealth place of service codes to reflect the need for greater specificity in the industry. While Medicare itself has not identified a use for the update within their own billing guidelines, they’ve made changes because “the healthcare industry has a greater need for specificity than Medicare” and “this eases coordination of benefits and gives other payers the setting information they need.” READ MORE

New Guidelines for Coding Split (or Shared) E/M Visits and Critical Care Services

In the final rule of the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, CMS made several changes to their longstanding policies for split (or shared) evaluation and management (E/M) visits and Critical Care Services. Here’s an overview of the new policies, along with some documentation and coding suggestions.
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2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What Emergency Physicians Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the final rule of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. In addition to changing the payment rates for 2022, CMS also finalized changes to several payment policies. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest for emergency physicians below. READ MORE

Robotic Process Automation and Medical Billing

If the phrase “robotic process automation” (or RPA) has you picturing an R2D2-style droid floating around the medical billing office of the future doing filing and data entry, then you’ve got it all wrong. This futuristic-sounding tool can help with medical billing tasks, but its applications are available now and are already working behind the scenes across the medical billing industry. No metallic droids needed. READ MORE

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