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 recently announced that COVID-19 will be an acceptable reason for applying for MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Flexibilities for the 2021 performance period. READ MORE
Both the House and the Senate have voted to continue the suspension of the 2 percent Medicare Sequestration Cuts through the end of 2021. A final vote in the House is needed to reconcile the two versions of the bill, and that vote is expected sometime in mid-April after the House returns from a spring recess. READ MORE
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is automatically applying its extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all MIPS eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance period. The agency also is reopening the MIPS EUC application for individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model Entities through March 31, 2021. READ MORE
The 2020 Coronavirus Relief & Omnibus Agreement provided much-needed relief for anesthesiologists, especially through updates to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Anesthesia conversion factor. READ MORE
An 11th-hour COVID-19 relief package was approved by both houses of Congress a few days before Christmas and signed into law by President Trump a few days after. The legislation, second in size only to the CARES Act passed last spring in the early days of the pandemic, provides wide-ranging relief to multiple sectors throughout the country, including physicians. READ MORE