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COVID-19 Regulatory Changes and Resources

In these trying times, it is important to keep informed. We will be providing a summary of regulatory changes in this article. Please keep in mind that these changes are considered temporary and will be effective from 3/30/2020 through as long as the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration remains in effect. Other legislation is being

What is MIPS?

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a Quality Payment Program (QPP) developed by CMS to get providers to focus on performance improvement by paying bonuses to providers who perform well in certain measures. There are four domains that clinicians report on with each accounting for a percentage of your overall score: Quality, Improvement Activities,

New Medicare IDs Coming Soon

Beginning April 1, 2018, CMS will be mailing out replacement cards for all Medicare beneficiaries with a Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). The HICNs are being changed to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) because the traditional Medicare numbers were based on Social Security Numbers. It is a step CMS is taking to help protect patient information.

New G-Codes and Billing Changes for Home Health

For dates of service on or after January 1, 2017, home health agencies will have four new G-codes to contend with for skilled nursing services. These new codes will replace retiring codes G0163 and G0164. The new codes are: G0493 – Skilled services of a registered nurse (RN) for the observation and assessment of the

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