MGMA Releases Checklist for Reopening Your Practice

MGMA Releases Checklist for Reopening Your Practice If you are about to re-open your practice, we encourage you to read the Covid-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist provided by MGMA.   This document covers items such as determining priorities, preparing employees, and even forecasting a budget. There are also a series of special considerations to evaluate to help manage…

CDC Post Online: Outpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings: Responding to Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Control Online Post Purpose of this Guidance This interim guidance outlines goals and strategies suggested for U.S. ambulatory care settings in response to community spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Ambulatory care settings are where health services or acute care services are provided on an outpatient basis and can include community…

CMS Update: Billing for Professional Telehealth Distant Site Services During the Public Health Emergency — Revised

CMS NEWS: Billing for Professional Telehealth Distant Site Services During the Public Health Emergency — Revised This corrects a prior message that appeared in our March 31, 2020 Special Edition. Building on prior action to expand reimbursement for telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries, CMS will now allow for more than 80 additional services to be furnished via…

CMS Announcement: Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

March 28, 2020 Under the President’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This program expansion, which includes changes from…

CDC Announcement: New ICD-10-CM code for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. As a result of the declaration, the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHOFIC) Network Classification and Statistics Advisory Committee (CSAC) convened an emergency meeting on January 31, 2020 to discuss the…