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Patient-Driven Payment Model Reimbursement Exceeds CMS Prediction

After the Patient-Driven Payment Model closed its first billing cycle, rates exceeded CMS’ predictions for skilled nursing facilities. Initial analysis of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) shows success in the model’s rollout, exceeding the Centers for Medicare...

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No Reimbursement Impedes Social Determinants of Health Progress

A lack of direct reimbursement was the top factor standing in the way of social determinants of health progress, followed by inability to demonstrate ROI, a survey shows. Hospitals are struggling to implement and sustain programs addressing social determinants of...

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MedPAC Suggests No Medicare Payment Increase for Physicians

The commission also recommended in its annual March report a 2% increase in Medicare payment for hospital services. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is recommending no fee-for-service Medicare payment update for physicians and other healthcare...

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Primary Care Practices Overwhelmed by COVID-19, PPE Shortages

85% of primary care practices commenting on a survey are experiencing PPE shortages as COVID-19 continues to significantly impact their practices. Providers across the care continuum have been reporting significant personal protective equipment (PEE) shortages, but a...

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Documentation to Ease Medical Billing Issues Due to COVID-19

A healthcare lawyer advises providers to thoroughly document care delivery to prevent medical billing and payment issues likely to arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical documentation is critical to serving patients with COVID-19, but also avoiding medical billing...

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Playing Defense Key to Overcoming Fiscal Challenges of COVID-19

Hospitals should identify liquidity and other opportunities to lower costs to remain financially healthy during the coronavirus outbreak, a financial expert says. March 26, 2020 - COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the healthcare system and that is coming with a high price...

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What is the state of the independent medical practice?

Though it won’t come as a big surprise to practitioners, the American independent healthcare practice is alive and well – still overworked, underpaid, and challenged – but optimistic for the future. Kareo recently surveyed nearly 800 independent practices and gathered...

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Coding during the Coronavirus pandemic

Q1: With the Coronavirus Emergency, what are our coding options for ‘seeing’ patients remotely? It looks like Medicare has opened up the Telehealth or Telemedicine options? A1: There are numerous options when it comes to reporting visits that are not the traditional...

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