COVID-19 Resources and News

Cigna clarifies new PC/CP policy in letter to CAP

Pathologists providing the professional component of clinical pathology (PC of CP) services now have additional clarity on how to request reimbursement under Cigna's new PC of CP policy after the insurer recently provided more details on the policy in a letter to the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Automatic 2021 MIPS exemptions granted by CMS

Earlier this month, CMS announced individual clinicians required to report Merit-based Incentive Payment System data in the 2021 performance year will be granted an automatic exemption due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).

2022 Final Medicare Fee Schedule: See impact to pathology

One year after Congress delayed planned fee schedule cuts due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it appears pathologists and other specialists are now going to experience payment reductions designed to offset boosts for evaluation and management (E/M) services in 2022, according to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule released Tuesday.

Laboratory revenue cycle management in a non-post-pandemic world

I heard the phrase “post pandemic” this week and thought to myself, “Are we ever going to be in a post-pandemic state, or has the world changed?” As I have said all along, things seen cannot be unseen. I think we are going to be living in a Covid world going forward. 

Waiting for the magic pill of Covid treatment

I like to look at health care like my old computer. There is a software side and a hardware side. The software to me, is the vaccines, drugs and treatments of a disease. The hardware is the tests and diagnostic tools.

First Provider Relief Fund spending reports due Sept. 30

Health care providers who received distributions from the Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund between April 1 and June 30, 2020, must submit their first report on use of those funds by Sept. 30, 2021.

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