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 Telehealth Visits Post Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying social distancing protocols catalyzed a shift toward remote care hence resulting in the exponential growth of Telehealth services. Governments and private payers sought to maintain access to care during this period by removing regulatory barriers and reforming payment policies. But after the pandemic, in recent months, outpatient visits by telehealth […]


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If COVID is Ebbing Away, What Does It Mean for Telehealth Codes?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, mandatory social distancing and the lack of effective treatments have made telemedicine the safest interactive system between patients and providers. Government authorities dramatically expanded telemedicine access during the pandemic. But as COVID is ebbing away and public health emergencies (PHE) in many states are ending, how does it will impact telehealth […]


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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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Providing Non-Essential Services Using Virtual Care

In March of 2020, the CDC asked physicians to provide non-essential care with virtual care in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. But now post-pandemic landscape, many physicians have adopted virtual solutions in order to provide quality care for marginally healthy groups. Virtual care gives physicians risk-free, reliable ways to offer non-essential care […]


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How to Boost A/R Productivity for Success of Revenue Cycle during Pandemic?

Are you thinking that revenue flow is interrupted due to high accounts receivable? Of course, you need to boost A/R productivity for the Success of Revenue Cycle but you aren’t the only healthcare professional to face revenue loss but you can make a difference particularly during the pandemic. Insurance companies are obliged to pay healthcare […]


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What provider should know about transition to Medicaid Managed Care?

Managed Care plays important role in the delivery of healthcare and it is used to describe a health insurance plan or health care system that coordinates the provision, quality, and cost of care for its enrolled members. Traditionally States have utilized a fee-for-service (FFS) payment system to cover enrollees but now states are also making […]


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How Providers can improve telehealth for COVID-19?

Healthcare providers implemented telehealth for COVID-19 pandemic widely in the US. According to 2019 Health Center Program Data, 43% of health centers were capable of providing telemedicine (it is a part of telehealth), compared with 95% of the health centers that reported using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the largest increase in the use […]


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