CMS has announced it is now accepting MIPS Exception applications for clinicians and groups who have been impacted by public health emergency in 2022.
Every year the sky is falling, at least that’s how it seems. I have been attending Executive War College since the 90s and thank God we’ve been able to change and adapt with the dramas of running a healthcare business. These are things I learned from presentations by Robert Michel, editor-in-chief of the Dark Report, and others:
Due to a number of COVID funds being exhausted or close to tapped out, this is likely to be the final extension. Here are some items to keep in mind as labs and pathologists prepare for the potential end of the PHE.
"Gone may be the days where one person who was more broadly trained could effectively advise whole laboratories comprehensively on what patients need and how to go about arranging that as an in-house offering," says Tara Luellen, Vice President of Lab Director Services.
The HRSA Uninsured Program said claims for COVID testing and treatment will stop being accepted on March 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Impacted providers should expect to see 25% of their total Medicare payments to be recouped during the first 11 months of the repayment period. If repayment has not been completed within that timeframe, the recoupment rate will increase to 50% for 6 months.
On Feb. 11, the FDA authorized the emergency use of the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab for the treatment of COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients.
Early 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment data released this week by CMS shows pandemic reporting flexibility is likely to keep the penalty pool small.
The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency has been extended for an additional 90 days after HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra signed off on the extension late last week.
The concept is simple: you get an at-home COVID test, pay for it, take the test, and then send in the cost to your insurance plan for reimbursement. This is exactly what healthcare used to be.
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