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Hierarchical Condition Categories and COVID-19

As the Risk Adjustment payment models become more and more commonplace, it is important that we not forget about this when coding during our current public health emergency (PHE). Read below to find out more about hierarchical condition categories. Hierarchical condition categories, or HCC’s, are assigned to diagnosis codes and reflect an aggregated value that…


Stimulus Program Updates

The Federal Government has introduced various programs to make funds available to individuals and businesses during this Public Health Emergency (PHE). Currently, there are options available for providers and practices to receive funds through multiple programs, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the CMS Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program. Here…


Picturing Telehealth in a Post-Pandemic World

Telehealth has become a very popular service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before this pandemic, 49% of people said they would use telehealth instead of an in-person visit. This has all started to change. Now 60% of people are saying that the COVID- 19 pandemic has increased their willingness to try telehealth. Keep reading the…


COVID-19 RT Welter Support Services

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 crisis, many providers and other healthcare organizations have had to make tough decisions regarding personnel and workflows, including staff furloughs and temporary lay-offs. While these decisions are necessary in these unprecedented times, these types of interruptions can often lead to a backlog of work creating delays in sending claims, claims payments,…


Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and Revenue Enhancement

Medicare now recognizes the important work that primary care physicians do when it comes to preventive screenings in older patients. Is your practice currently following the annual wellness visits for Medicare beneficiaries? Read below to find out the 3 steps to add annual Medicare wellness visits in your practice! Does your practice currently conduct annual…


Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

The Trump administration has released information regarding financial relief for Medicare providers. Read below for more information and see what criteria the provider or supplier must meet to qualify. Under the President’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare-participating health…