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November 23, 2020

Coronis Health Adapting to Added Telehealth Services Covered By Medicare

One industry that has exponentially grown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is telehealth. Telehealth services have been on the rise for several years now, addressing the need for making high-quality healthcare more accessible, especially to rural, and isolated communities, but it is now on a paradigm shift as the current pandemic is hastening its demand […]

November 23, 2020

Coronis Health Implementing New Mandatory Medicare ABN

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have revised the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) form and have announced that it will delay the regulation requiring physicians to use the new version of the form (Form CMS-R-131). It was previously reported that CMS would require the use of the new form starting Aug. […]

October 27, 2020

How to Avoid Common Medical Billing and Coding Errors

Given the many intricacies of medical billing and coding, it is no surprise that mistakes can occur during the process. The most common errors, no matter how trivial they seem, can lead to claim denials, loss of revenue, fines and penalties, and may even impact patient care. Therefore, by knowing how to eliminate medical billing […]

September 22, 2020

5 Strategies to Improve Your Medical Billing Process

Efficiency is the cornerstone of any healthcare setting. For you to succeed, you must employ innovative ways to deliver quality care and enhance patient experience while lowering your costs and avoiding mistakes. An efficient medical billing system, therefore, is of paramount importance to achieve these goals. Without an experienced biller working for your practice, it […]

September 1, 2020

Coronis Health Implementing New CHART Payment Model for Rural Healthcare Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation is launching a new payment model that aims to give a boost to Americans’ access to quality rural healthcare and telehealth services, and to shift U.S. healthcare providers toward more value-based payments. Specifically, the agency announced on August 11 that the new Community Health Access and […]

September 1, 2020

Does Your Hospital Qualify For COVID-19 Medicare Pay Hike?

Starting on September 1, hospitals that have cared for patients who are Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19 will see a 20% boost in payments if they prove a positive diagnosis, CMS announced on Aug. 17. The pay hike comes from a provision in the CARES Act that directed the Department of Health and Human Services […]

August 21, 2020

Code Changes for 2020

Question: Are there any code changes that apply to anesthesia in 2020? Answer: There were no changes to anesthesia codes for 2020. There are, however, some changes to pain management codes that may affect you—they are listed below: 2019 codes 2020 codes Anesthetic agent injections 64999 unlisted procedure, nervous system 64451 (Injection(s), anesthetic agent(s) and/or […]

August 21, 2020

Epidural Blood Patch with Labor & Delivery

Question: Are epidural blood patches billable on the same day as labor & delivery?Answer: Administering a blood patch on the same day as labor and delivery is unusual because most physicians try to manage spinal headaches conservatively before turning to an invasive treatment. Double check a few things before billing the blood patch procedure: Ensure […]

August 21, 2020

Telehealth Visits & Services

Question: What is considered Telehealth services?  Can we bill for these services now that carriers are loosening their requirements as a response to COVID-19? Answer: This entire area of telehealth services is an evolving topic amongst insurance carriers and information may change several times before final guidance emerges.  In the meantime, we can offer the following […]

April 1, 2020

CARES Act Payroll Protection Program(PPP) SBA Loan Lender List