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COVID-19 Expanded Insurance Coverage & Updates for Telehealth Services

Posted May 20, 2020

This is the latest information by the insurance companies updated August 3rd, 2020.

We will be reviewing insurance carrier information each business day and update when applicable. These policies change constantly so we have included the websites for reference.

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CMS and ASC Changes to Come in 2020

Posted Apr 22, 2020

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As we are sure most healthcare providers come to expect, each new year brings new changes to codes, payment policies, and processes in the healthcare industry. On November 1st, CMS announced upcoming changes to payment policies, which were detailed in its 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System Final Rule. The final rule included many new details on processes that healthcare providers should be aware of, and at Healthcare Information Services, we want to keep you up to date so your practice can move confidently into the new year. Below, we have provided more details on some of the main points of the final rule. Keep reading to learn more and get informed so you can be as prepared as possible to adapt to these new changes.

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Surprise Billing Negotiations Continue in Congress

Posted Apr 22, 2020

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For those who work in the healthcare industry, surprise billing is not a new concept. This practice impacts patients seeking all types of medical attention, and has been a topic of discussion among lawmakers in recent months. Attention from both the federal government and healthcare stakeholders has propelled this issue into one that might soon have a resolution, because both the House Ways & Means Committee and other significant groups in Congress have been working to find a solution. Congress has been at a stalemate for months regarding this issue, but recent proposals have sparked a new wave of negotiations and conversations by lawmakers to come to a resolution before the December 20th deadline. Keep reading to learn more about this issue and where it currently stands in Congress.

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Expanded coverage for Telehealth Services (COVID-19)

Posted Mar 17, 2020

We have received many inquiries on the reporting of telehealth codes due to CMS reducing the restrictions on telehealth services. As of today, these reductions are available for the diagnosis and treatment of any conditions and/or diseases retroactive to March 6, 2020. While there has been communication from some commercial insurance carriers as to their reduction in restrictions also, as of this notification, it is unknown if they will follow CMS. HIS will keep you updated if new developments change the restrictions.

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HIS Coding Updates

Posted Mar 12, 2020

HIS Coding Updates

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