Register Now for the MIPS 2021 Self-Nomination Application Demonstration Webinar on June 18, 2020

June 4, 2020

“Join The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on June 18, 2020 to Learn More about the 2021 MIPS Performance Period Self-Nomination Process and QCDR Measure Submission Template As the 2021 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period self-nomination period approaches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a 2021 Self-Nomination Application…

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AMA statment: Police brutality must stop

May 30, 2020

AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical determinant of health and supports research into the public health consequences of these violent interactions. Recognizing that many who serve in law enforcement…

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New MLMIC Publication – The Scope

May 29, 2020

MLMIC is pleased to announce their new publication, The Scope.  It combines the best of Dateline and Case Review into a single publication, offering the latest health, legal, risk management, and insurance information. The premiere issue features the following topics: Transitioning Medical Practices Post-COVID-19 MLMIC Releases Million Dollar Claims – A Closer Look Million Dollar Claims – Diagnostic Errors Explored Case…

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In-Office Practice Modifications

May 29, 2020
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NYS Community Mitigation and Reopening Strategy

May 29, 2020

All regions have met all seven metrics required to reopen, except New York City. The Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island met all seven metrics to begin Phase 1 reopening. Please view the NY Forward Business Reopening Loopup Tool to determine whether a business is eligible to reopen. Search by county and business category. CLICK HERE…

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Trump Administration Announces Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D to Provide Better Coverage and Increase Access for Medicare Beneficiaries

May 28, 2020

Final Rule continues to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today finalized requirements that will increase access to telehealth for seniors in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, expand the types of supplemental benefits available for beneficiaries with an MA plan who have chronic diseases, provide support…

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1.5% Across the Board (ATB) Medicaid Payment Reductions

May 21, 2020

The New York State Health Department announced on May 19th, 2020 that it was reducing Medicaid payments by 1.5%, effective for dates of service April 2, 2020 and after. With a 1% cut having already been imposed for claims with dates of service between January 1, 2020 and April 1, 2020, physicians can expect that…

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NYS Tax Department Issues Guidance Extending the Temporary Authorization to Accept Digital Signatures

May 21, 2020

“Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order extending the temporary authorization for the Department of Taxation and Finance to accept digital signatures in place of handwritten signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability. To view the guidance issued, visit N-20-5, Temporary Authorization to Use Digital Signatures on Certain Documents Due to the…

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Department of Health Weekly Health Care Provider Webinar 5/21

May 20, 2020

Please join the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Thursday, May 21st at 1:00PM-2:00PM for a weekly COVID-19 update for healthcare providers. To accommodate the large number of participants, the weekly webinar will be streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYS Department of Health COVID website for providers.Past calls can also be viewed on the…

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NYS DOH Guidance for Elective Surgery and Non-Urgent Procedures in Ambulatory Settings

May 19, 2020

The New York State Department of Health has issued guidance regarding the resumption of elective surgery in the 49 counties across New York State where such surgery has been permitted, including in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) and Office Based Surgery practices (OBS). CLICK HERE to read the article.

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