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Colorado COVID-19 Telehealth Updates

Please find the latest updates from the major commercial health insurance payers in Colorado with more information on how they will be handling COVID-19 moving forward. As you very well know, the health plans have been changing their policies and procedures in response to COVID-19 as the Public Health Emergency (PHE) continues to unfold. These…


Pain Management During COVID-19

It is not breaking news that COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of society and our overall health. In an August 14, 2020 release from the American Medical Association (AMA), the under-reported issue of opioid-related overdoses is discussed. Read below to find out more. According to this brief, “More than 40 states have reported increases in…


HHS Delays Stark Law Reforms One Year

Laws regarding physician self-referral and anti-kickback have been delayed due to the need for revisions. This delay has prevented physicians from being able to implement new solutions without the concern that they could be in violation of the law. Read the article below to learn more. The much-anticipated final rule updating physician self-referral and anti-kickback…


Back to School With COVID-19

With COVID-19 being a huge concern when considering sending your kids back to school, educational facilities are advised to be extra diligent in their cleaning, disinfecting, and social distancing procedures. Still though, sending your child to school during a pandemic can cause your stress levels to increase. Take a look at the articles provided below…


CMS Seeking Comment on E/M Add-on Code GPC1X

CMS is looking for public comments on the changes of the 2021 E/M codes. The added code focuses on services and resources suited to individual patients regarding ongoing and long-term illness. Keep reading to learn more about the addition of this code. With the proposed 2021 Evaluation & Management (E/M) changes final rule on track…


ABN Use Extension

The Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) is widely used to help out those who will be denied Medicare payments. The renewal deadline has recently been extended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you’ll find more information regarding the details of the ABN use extension. Due to COVID-19 concerns, CMS is going to expand…