COVID-19 Vaccine: The Race is On

Given the far-reaching societal and financial consequences of COVID-19, finding a vaccine has become a top priority worldwide.

The spread of COVID-19 has been relentless. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease a pandemic. As of June 16, 2020, there were 8,043,487 confirmed cases and 439,487 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 worldwide. Many countries’ lockdown response slowed the progression of the disease; but, until a vaccine is found, there … Read more

The New Normal: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Practice

Managing the Impact of COVID-19

States around the country are in the process of reopening, and while healthcare didn’t close completely, the virus shook the industry to its foundations. Organizations experienced a tremendous drop in patient volume resulting in lost revenue and laid-off workers. Supply chains ran dry, exposing the workers that remained to possible infection and causing elective surgeries … Read more

6 Facts to Know About COVID-19 Telehealth

COVID-19 Telehealth

Optimize new telehealth regulations to serve your patients and accurately code new COVID-19 CPTs and diagnoses As our healthcare system strains to bear the brunt of COVID-19, providers have been granted new flexibility to use telehealth services via common internet video platforms. Additionally, new coding options are available to accurately reflect diagnosis and the services … Read more

What Can RVUs Do for You?

Use RVUs to measure physician productivity, bonus payments and more

Imagine you are an administrator tasked with ensuring each provider in your organization has reached productivity targets. You could look at the amount each clinician has billed over the past year, or how much revenue every individual has generated to find your answer; unfortunately, neither would paint an accurate picture. Fees charged don’t necessarily correspond … Read more

Five Changes in CPT® Coding To Know Before 2021

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Busy physicians like you have long been asking CMS to revise and simplify its laborious E/M documentation requirements. On January 1, 2021, changes in CPT® coding will take effect that grant those requests. The changes don’t include the radical overhaul of documenting and reimbursing office and outpatient visits CMS proposed in 2018. But they should … Read more

Do You Know as Much as You Should About the Medicare Fee Schedule?

  Get Ready for the Annual Update by Reviewing Current PFS Highlights It’s not as highly anticipated as the new NFL season kickoff or the return of pumpkin spice, but CMS’ annual revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) are a fixture of the fall season. We never know exactly what the new year’s … Read more