Basics of Medicare Remittance Advice (RA)

The A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (A/B MACs), and Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) send to providers, physicians, and suppliers, as a companion to claim payments, a notice of payment, referred to as the Remittance Advice (RA). RAs explain the payment and any adjustment(s) made during claim adjudication. For each claim or line […]


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Telecommunication Billing Updates for OTPs

As of January 1, 2020, CMS pays Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services in an episode of care provided to people with Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). As of January 1, 2021, Medicare Part B covers hospital outpatient OTP services. All the below-mentioned telecommunication billing updates for […]


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Billing for Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

On December 28, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule which was implemented on February 28, 2022. This final rule addressed the classification and payment of continuous glucose monitor (CGMs) under the Medicare Part B benefit for durable medical equipment (DME). This rule expanded the classification of DME to […]


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Coping up with Changed Requirements of Prior Authorization

Providers continue to wonder how we can live in a world where so many RCM processes are handled quickly with technology, yet decisions that affect patient health are slowed by faxes and bureaucracy, even when there is only one clear treatment option. Yes, you are right, we are talking about Prior Authorization (PA) or Pre-Auth. […]


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What is MPFS (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule)?

Basics of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule As the name suggests Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) is a complete listing of fees used by Medicare to pay doctors or other providers/suppliers. This comprehensive listing of fee maximums is used to reimburse a physician and/or other providers on a fee-for-service basis. Medicare Part B pays for physician […]


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Increased Importance of Telehealth in Small Practices

Increased Importance of Telehealth Small practices tried their best to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic and telehealth helped them a lot to survive in these challenging times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telemedicine has only grown in importance. Experts predict that by 2025, the size of the telehealth market will reach $17.2 billion. […]


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Manage Coordination of Benefits (COB) Denials

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defines coordination of benefits (COB), as the process which allows plans that provide health and/or prescription coverage for a person with Medicare to determine their respective payment responsibilities. In simpler words, COB determines which insurance carrier is primary, secondary, and so forth. This coordination between insurance carriers exists […]


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Common challenges facing by physicians in 2021

Today physicians whether they own their practice or are employed by a hospital or larger health system are facing many challenges in the day-to-day routine. These common challenges include “How to use the EMR efficiently and getting paid”, overburden with administrative requirements, staffing, burnout, etc. despite their devotion to the practice of medicine and the […]


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