CIPROMS continues to monitor the changing coding and billing guidelines related to COVID-19 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.
HRSA Extends COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline for ‘Extenuating Circumstances’
Providers who received more than $10,000 from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund between July 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and have not reported on the use of those funds may qualify for a reporting extension. READ MORE
More COVID-19 Relief for MIPS
For the fourth performance year in a row, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is making adjustments to the MIPS program as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. READ MORE
Provider Relief Fund Changes and Deadlines
For the past two years, healthcare clinicians and facilities have received financial assistance from the federal government to help cover the costs and losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the nation is still under a public health emergency, the relief funding is beginning to dry up, and providers who miss reporting requirements may be forced to return funds or face consequences. Here is an overview of recent Provider Relief Fund program changes and deadlines. READ MORE
COVID-19 Uninsured Program Runs Dry￼
As of midnight March 22, 2022, providers are no longer able to submit claims to the COVID-19 Uninsured Program for tests and treatment for uninsured patients. Claims for vaccination claims for uninsured patients will stop being accepted at midnight on April 5, 2022.
Another Year of COVID-19, Another MIPS Automatic Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is once again applying an Automatic Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy for the 2021 MIPS Performance Year in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The policy affects providers differently depending on how they report MIPS. READ MORE
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