EAlert: CMS Final Rule -- Be Heard on E/M Changes08/08/2018
In the Final Rule for 2019, CMS proposes to answer the call of providers to revise E/M coding & documentation for both new and established outpatient visits. The impact to your practice could be significant.
EAlert: Outpatient Rehab Therapy Changes07/26/2018
Both the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the CMS Proposed Final Rule bring changes to Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy services.
EAlert: OMIG to Target Managed Care Services – How do you look?4/12/2018
As Medicaid providers you are aware that NYS OMIG has altered their Work Plan from an annually published plan to a dynamic or rolling plan—which is adjusted throughout the fiscal year to adapt to the changing healthcare demands. This week OMIG announced several new initiatives, but the one that caught our eye is that which will target Managed Care Network Providers.
EAlert: Important Updates in BH and Telehealth03/16/2018
Important Updates in the 2018 CMS Final Rule for Physician and Behavioral Health Services! IMPORTANT UPDATE #1:The Rule Shows Improvement of Payment Rates for Non-facility and Office-based Behavioral Health Services. CMS is in the process of finalizing an improvement in the way Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates are set that will positively impact office-based behavioral health services.
E-Alert: Important Information for Behavioral Health Providers03/13/2018
2018 Final Rule – Shows Improvement of Payment Rates for Office-based Behavioral Health Services
CMS is in the process of finalizing an improvement in the way Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates are set that will positively impact office-based behavioral health services.
Telegraph, Telephone, Telehealth! The New Wave for Healthcare Delivery by Stephanie Fiedler01/08/2018
For many years in Rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Medicare has supported Telehealth services due to the lack of certain types of medical professionals in identified geographic areas. Many Medicaid programs followed suit for similar reasons although they did not require the service to be delivered in HSPAs or MSAs.
Healthcare Leadership Team
Stephanie Fiedler, CPC, ACS-EM