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Emergency Medicine

Providing, Documenting, and Coding Medication Assisted Treatment in the ED

Emergency departments serve on the frontline of the fight against drug overdoses and opioid use disorder. While there have been several barriers to providing and billing for medication assisted treatment in the ED, many of those barriers have been reduced or eliminated. When emergency physicians do administer and/or prescribe MAT, here’s what they should document and code for their services. 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

2022 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What Emergency Physicians Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the proposed draft of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. In addition to the annual conversion factor update, the Proposed Rule also recommends changes to several payment policies. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest for emergency physicians below. READ MORE

Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule: What You Should Know

Earlier this month, healthcare providers and insurance plans got a more detailed look at how the No Surprises Act (NSA) will be implemented when the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury released a 411-page interim final rule that will go into effect on January 1, 2022. READ MORE

CMS Releases Critical Care CBRs for Second Year in a Row

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is once again releasing Comparative Billing Reports to some providers who perform critical care evaluation and management services. This time, they will be analyzing claims that occurred in part during the COVID-19 public health emergency, with dates of service from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. READ MORE

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