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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

We are experts in the ASC revenue cycle industry, and we are regularly asked to write articles and speak nationally on cutting edge and pressing issues facing ambulatory surgery centers. See below for some of what our people had to say on such topics.

In the Covid-19 Task Force press briefing today, CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, provided the following update calling for Hospitals to engage with their local ASCs to utilize the excess capacity that exists in their surgical centers. CMS is waiving a wide and unprecedented range of regulatory requirements by way of waivers and National Medical is […]

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Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the expansion of telehealth benefits to all Medicare beneficiaries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through their 1135-Waiver authority, more patients will be able to receive a wider range of services without the potential of exposure to the virus. CMS subsequently released this Telemedicine […]

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The national emergency declaration as a result of the spread of COVID-19 expands the Administration’s ability to implement regulatory flexibilities through “blanket waivers” of generally applicable Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP program requirements. When a blanket waiver is issued, it applies broadly and clinicians do not need to apply for individual waiver protection. The Department of […]

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The Senate approved a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package on Wednesday, March 18th that will provide paid sick and family leave for many Americans while also offering free testing for the coronavirus and bolstering unemployment insurance. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was endorsed by President Trump, passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of […]

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Throughout this pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance surrounding elective/non-essential procedures and the COVID-19 response. In addition, many states have issued executive orders requiring the postponement of elective surgeries in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Similar to the CMS guidance on adult elective surgeries, many of these states have included […]

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Aligned with the almost daily changes to the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS announced an expansive lifting of telehealth restrictions on March 17, 2020. These sweeping actions are being taken to limit exposure of our vulnerable Medicare population while allowing them to continue to seek care. CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, announced these […]

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By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services With the shift to value-based healthcare, more procedures are being performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In fact, according to the United States Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report 2019, from 2015-2022, the proportion of outpatient cases performed in ASCs is expected to increase […]

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Use technology, reimbursement and marketing strategies By Kylie Kaczor, RN, CASC, is the Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs and Michael Winkleman is the Vice President of Marketing at National Medical Billing Services Telehealth, wearable health tracking devices, cloud-based services and a seemingly unending list of technological innovations dominate today’s headlines, and all areas […]

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Clear these nine hurdles first By Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services Outpatient total joint replacement (TJR) procedures are decidedly good for many patients. Instead of spending time in the hospital, outpatient TJR patients are typically discharged three to four hours after the surgery and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Because […]

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5 steps for front desk staff By Lewis Custer, Senior Vice President, Administration, National Medical Billing Services With the continued shift of financial liability from the third-party payers to patients, it is critical to have effective, efficient and consistent processes and procedures for patient registration and intake. The back-end processes to remediate patient demographic errors, […]

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