CMS added nine services to the Medicare telehealth list on a permanent basis (Category 1 basis). CMS also finalized a third temporary category for adding services to the Medicare telehealth list. This category, known as Category 3, describes services added to the list during the COVID-19 PHE that will remain on the list through the end of the calendar year in which the PHE ends.
A brief overview 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule that includes changes to evaluation and management codes effective January 1, 2021.
With the new Patient Responsibility Estimator, responses to patient responsibility inquiries are now intuitive and user-friendly, with detailed information about costs and insurance status. Patients can quickly see whether a certain procedure is covered by their insurance and make more timely decisions on how to best proceed. The end result has been improved billing processes and greater transparency for patients.
2017 is the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, hereafter referred to as MIPS. Basically, MIPS is the replacement for Meaningful Use and PQRS programs. In this transitional year of MIPS, you may be able to receive incentive payments if you participate in MIPS by: Submitting data for a full year, or Submitting data covering at least a ...