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.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began releasing Comparative Billing Reports in August 2021 to some providers who have utilized telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency. READ MORE
The Health Resources and Services Administration recently made several announcements about past and future COVID-19 relief payments for healthcare providers, including two new allocations that providers can apply for beginning September 29, 2021. READ MORE
Some providers who received CARES Act Provider Relief Fund payments during the COVID-19 public health emergency now have more time to use the funds and complete required reporting based on changes announced by the HHS through the Health Resources and Services Administration earlier this week. READ MORE
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
The cost performance category for the 2020 MIPS program will be reweighted to 0 percent, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week. The change is part of CMS’s COVID-19 flexibilities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System that span 2019, 2020, and 2021. READ MORE
A new waiver was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for ground ambulance services providing treatment in place as part of a COVID-19 protocol. Under authority provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the new policy waives any requirements that an ambulance service must include the transport of an individual to receive Medicare payment. READ MORE