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.
It doesn’t just seem like emergency departments are seeing fewer patients than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. ERs across the country actually are seeing around 40 to 50 percent fewer patients. A recent ACEP poll offers a few reasons why. READ MORE
Providers now have 45 days to attest to receiving payments from CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and accept the terms and conditions. READ MORE
More Money Coming to Providers: Round 2 of CARES Act Funds, Plus Funding for Testing and Treating Uninsured
Healthcare providers around the country will start to receive more of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund in the coming days, including $20 billion from the general distribution and funds for testing and treating uninsured COVID-19 patients. READ MORE
One month after CMS expanded its Accelerated and Advanced Payments Program, the agency announced that it’s suspending advanced payments to Part B providers and suppliers, and is reevaluating accelerated payments to hospitals and other Part A providers. READ MORE
During the COVID-19 National Health Emergency, many anesthesiologists are being tapped for patient care duties outside of their normal scope, especially critical care and related services. Here are a few tips for documenting and billing those services. READ MORE
Many providers received their first payments from the CARES Provider Relief Fund on April 10, but there may be a problem buried in the fine print. READ MORE