“Views of Medical Practices During COVID-19” Webinars on 8/17 and 8/27 at 6:00pm

August 10, 2020
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Payment for COVID-19 Counseling, Reporting Hospital Therapeutics, Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

August 3, 2020

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS): Special Edition – Thursday, July 30, 2020 CMS and CDC Announce Provider Reimbursement Available for Counseling Patients to Self-Isolate at Time of COVID-19 Testing CMS Announces New Hospital Procedure Codes for Therapeutics in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Trump Administration Continues to Keep Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs…

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Tell Congress to pass COVID-19 legislation

July 29, 2020

“Congress is currently considering the next round of coronavirus legislation as the nation continues to struggle with the pandemic. There is precious little time to pass this much needed relief package before Congress adjourns for its August recess. With the country and our health care system facing a once in a generation health crisis now…

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Provider-relief grant-spending reports due in February 2021

July 23, 2020

“Healthcare providers will be required to account for how they spent COVID-19 relief grants by February 2021, Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly announced on Monday. When lawmakers established the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund, one of the stipulations was that healthcare providers receiving large grants would have to submit quarterly reports to HHS and to…

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Testing and Reporting of Mosquito and Tick-Borne Illness

July 21, 2020

“The New York State Department of Health is reminding healthcare providers of the procedures for testing and reporting of mosquito- and tick-borne illnesses.” CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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NYS Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) Summer 2020 Newsletter

July 21, 2020

“The NYS Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) Team has released the latest EDRS Newsletter Summer 2020 issue. Important information on the Statewide implementation of EDRS electronic amendment submittal for all Funeral Directors and firms Importance of verifying the Place of Death and Disposition page Filing Office Guidelines for medical certifies for Emergency Room and DOA…

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Provider Relief Fund Update

July 21, 2020

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to submit information and apply for funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund from July 20 until August 3, 2020. HHS is distributing approximately $15 billion to eligible physicians who have not previously received a payment…

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Telehealth Impact Study

July 15, 2020

The American Medical Association has been working on a Telehealth Impact Physician survey in collaboration with MITRE, Mayo and others as part of an effort of the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.  See below for the full message: “You are invited to complete the Telehealth Impact Study Provider Questionnaire by clicking on the link below.  The study…

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2020 – 2021 Flu Season Info

July 14, 2020

“This article informs you of the availability of payment allowances for the seasonal influenza virus vaccines as updated on an annual basis, effective August 1 of each year. Please make sure your billing staffs are aware of these updates.” CLICK HERE to read the article.

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Workers’ Compensation: Authorization Renewals

July 14, 2020

As I’m sure you have all heard, physicians and other health care providers are now required to periodically renew their authorization to provide services in the New York State workers’ compensation system.  The renewal of a provider’s authorization will coincide with their New York State Education Department license registration renewal. These renewals will be done…

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