On April 30, 2020, CMS announced additional sweeping changes to meet the challenges of providing adequate healthcare during this pandemic. These changes expand the March 31st changes. The article covers some of the key changes. See the official announcement in the references below.
On September 30, 2019, CMS published a final rule which made changes to portable x-ray services requirements as found in the law.
Back in August of 2018, as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), CMS proposed some sweeping changes for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). There has been some controversy over these changes which require ACOs to move to two-sided models. In this Final Rule which was scheduled to be published in the Federal Register …
CMS has made changes to their payment policies for reciprocal billing arrangements and Fee-For-Time compensation arrangements (formerly referred to as locum tenens arrangements). Providers need to be aware of these changes and update their policies as appropriate.
It is important to keep in mind that Medicaid is run at a state level so there can be some differences when it comes to coverage. However, the rules regarding balance billing of covered services is set at the federal level. The law states (emphasis added):
A state plan must provide …
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How to fill out Box D (Services) on the ABN form. What information is required?
Non-participating providers have the option to strikeout part of the ABN form.
MIPS is a program that allows Medicare to collect data from providers about high quality low cost care that uses technology effectively. There are four categories and providers need to learn about the available measures so that they can pick the ones that make them look the best.
Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the federal agency’s proposed rule changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2018.
QPP is a new payment model for physicians, including chiropractors, created by the Medicare Access and CHIP …