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Published on Beckers ASC Review By Kylie Kaczor, MSN-RN, CPCO, CPHRM, CMPE, CASC, CLSSBB, ACHE, Senior Vice President — Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, National Medical Billing Services, and Aaron Davis, PMP, ICGB, CLSSGB, Vice President — Client Operations, National Medical Billing Services As the healthcare industry strives to financially recover from the coronavirus pandemic and […]

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal will reopen for the completion or submission of reporting for Reporting Period 1 from Dec. 13, 2021 at 9:00 am ET through Dec. 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. Medical groups that already submitted a Reporting Period […]

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On November 2nd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Final Rule. Key provisions of the proposal include the following: Changes to the ASC Covered Procedures List For CY 2022, CMS is reinstating the criteria for adding procedures to the ASC […]

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On October 15th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officially extended the National Public Health Emergency (PHE) which was set to expire. The declaration will extend the availability of waivers, including the Hospitals Without Walls initiative, and funding that are available under the Public Health Emergency. By statute, the Public Health Emergency can […]

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July 19, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officially extended the National Public Health Emergency (PHE) which was set to expire. The declaration will extend the availability of waivers, including the Hospitals Without Walls initiative, and funding that are available under the Public Health Emergency. Under federal law, an HHS-declared PHE and […]

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July 20, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule. Key provisions of the proposal include the following: Proposal to use CY 2019 claims data to set the CY 2022 OPPS and ASC payment rates due to the CY […]

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On Wednesday evening, June 3, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that seeks to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses under the CARES Act. This new bill, known as the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, will ease restrictions of the PPP program and is on its way to President Trump’s desk for signing […]

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On April 30th, CMS announced round two of sweeping regulatory changes including further expansion of Telehealth services. Key Telehealth expansions include: Expand providers approved to deliver telehealth services  In addition to doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, now other practitioners are able to provide telehealth services, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. […]

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued another round of sweeping regulatory waivers and rule changes to deliver expanded care to the nation’s seniors and provide flexibility to the healthcare system as America reopens. These changes include making it easier for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to get tested for COVID-19 and continuing CMS’s […]

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A total of $50 billion of the Provider Relief Fund is allocated for general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19. The initial $30 billion was distributed between April 10 and April 17, and the distribution of the remaining $20 billion began Friday, April 24, 2020.   Last week, HHS announced the release […]

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