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Surviving a MIPS Audit

Starting today, August 3, 2020 , CMS resuming suspended medical reviews as well as initiating new audits. While this should merely be a return to business as usual for MIPS providers, it is important...

CMS Proposes to Make Telehealth Flexibilities Permanent

At the close of June 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new proposed rule that would make some of the recent flexibilities for telehealth permanent. Many of these...

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...

Not All Telehealth Solutions Are Created Equal – What You Need to Know

In a recent blog article, we took a close look at the future of telehealth in a post-COVID-19 world. While many would agree that telehealth is now here to stay and will continue to be an option...

Health Insurance Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives in recent months. We've all had to adapt to a new normal of social distancing measures and lockdown orders. Health insurance...

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...

COVID-19 Update: CMS Offers Relief for MIPS Attestation

The COVID-19 pandemic’s arrival in the United States began at a time when many healthcare providers would normally be submitting their 2019 MIPS attestations. This yearly process, however, had to be...

COVID-19: HIPAA Compliance & Safeguarding PHI in a Pandemic

The recent HIPAA Waiver that was included in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act passed on March 15, 2020 has caused a bit of confusion among some in the...