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Courtney Tesvich

Recent Posts

What You Should Know About Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

On December 10th, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights released a proposed rule to modify the current HIPAA Privacy Rule. While this rule is not yet finalized, it is important that practices are aware...

HHS Releases Final Health IT Strategic Plan For 2020-2025

On October 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the publication of its final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. Developed by the HHS ONC in...

Provider Responsibilities Under the Information Blocking Requirements

UPDATE: This blog has been edited from its original version to reflect new changes to the CMS timeline for these requirements. The upcoming Information Blocking deadline (November 2, 2020) is drawing...

New E/M Coding Changes Begin January 1st, 2021

One of the first things that providers learn about the billing system used for CMS is how to use the evaluation and management (E/M) codes 99201-99215 for initial and follow-up office visits. These...

The Highlights: 2021 QPP Changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Among the proposed items are a number of significant changes to the Quality...

HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Relief Fund and Portal

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced new redistributions from the Provider Relief Fund...

COVID-19 & Legal Liability for Specialty Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic is becoming far more than just a public health crisis. The effects of the virus have proven to be long reaching, transforming one crisis into many. As businesses across the...

New CMS Requirement to Enter Your Digital Endpoint Into the NPPES

For years, one of the biggest complaints that providers have had about the Promoting Interoperability program has been that they are unable to obtain direct messaging addresses for their coordinating...

CMS Authorizes Medicare Advanced Payment Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of April 26, 2020, CMS has suspended the Advanced Payment Program, effective immediately, and is reevaluating the Accelerated Payment Program. CMS Press Release on Program...

2020 MIPS Changes: What Specialty Practices Need to Know

In mid-August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2020 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Overview. This document outlines changes to Quality Payment Program (QPP)...