Providers Take Note: These Simple Strategies Will Improve Billing, Patient Satisfaction

Unfortunately, many healthcare providers are missing out on things like electronic billing, email capture. A new survey by the Medical Group Management Association suggests providers, especially hospitals, are missing out on key areas to improve when it comes to patient billing, payments and satisfaction. The Digital Payments Progress report, a product of a partnership with…

Code Spotlight — Code category I21: Acute Myocardial Infarction

The list of ICD-10 code updates is extensive and Myocardial Infarctions got a makeover with this year’s revision. Code category I21 has been renamed from “ST elevation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction” to “Acute myocardial infarction”. Additional specificity options now include type 1, type 2, and other MI types.

Trump Reverses Course, Rejects Alexander-Murray Deal on Health Care Subsidies

WASHINGTON — President Trump reversed course Wednesday and threw cold water on a new bipartisan congressional health care plan designed to maintain subsidies for health insurance exchanges, thereby temporarily propping up the Affordable Care Act. A day after signaling support for the plan developed by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., Trump tweeted…

UHC No Longer Reimbursing for Consult Codes

UHC No Longer Reimbursing for Consult Codes

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after Oct. 1, 2017, UnitedHealthcare will reimburse the appropriate evaluation and management (E/M) procedure code which describes the office visit, hospital care, nursing facility care, home service or domiciliary/rest home care reported in lieu of a consultation services procedure code. This notification will be the first…

CMS Proposed Rule Could Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payment Programs

CMS Proposed Rule Could Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payment Programs

CMS released a proposed rule earlier this month that could cancel two bundled payment programs, and significantly limit a third. Two bundled payment programs could be canceled before they begin, and the scope of a third will be significantly limited if a proposed rule released by CMS August 17 is finalized. The agency proposes cancellation…