Reminder: CMS Proposes to Allow APM Entities to Submit Applications for the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception; Applications are Due December 31

“In the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to allow APM Entities to submit an application to reweight Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories as a result of extreme and uncontrollable circumstances. We intend to allow APM Entities to submit…

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2020 Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception and Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Applications are Due December 31

“Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application & COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all clinicians across the United States and territories. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that not all practices have been impacted by COVID-19 to the same extent. For the 2020 performance year, CMS will be using our Extreme and…

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Evaluation & Management: Anticipated Changes for Office and Outpatient Services in 2021

“Pending confirmation in the upcoming Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) 2021 Final Rule, National Government Services (NGS) is reminding Part B providers of expected changes to Evaluation & Management (E/M) guidelines for office and outpatient services. These include services in the CPT code range of 99202-99215 (CPT 99201 is expected to be eliminated). These…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes and PC-ACE Software Update

“In anticipation of the availability of a vaccine(s), for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the American Medical Association (AMA), working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), created new codes for the vaccine and the administration of the vaccine.  To prepare for the vaccine administration claims,…

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Urge Congress to Prevent Huge Medicare Cuts!

The American Medical Association (AMA), together with several other national specialty societies, sent a letter to members of Congress urging action to prevent steep Medicare cuts to many specialties in 2021. This letter outlined support for expressing support for H.R. 8702, the “Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020″.  CLICK HERE to…

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