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Endoscopy Edits and Waiver Form Now Available

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Massachusetts Providers Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) has announced that, effective January 1, 2024, it is implementing a set of diagnosis-driven claim edits to reinforce its existing medical policy (MP 154) that sets forth the conditions for payment of monitored anesthesia care (MAC) in an endoscopy case in the outpatient setting. […]

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Gone Phishing: Medical Group Penalized in Wake of Cyberattack

You’ve seen the old signs: “Out to lunch” or “Gone fishing.” Such messages placed conspicuously in front of small businesses may have been commonplace in the low-tech days of the last century, but these phrases now serve as a descriptor of either laziness or craziness. At the very least, careless disregard may be the modern-day […]

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The 2024 Quality Payment Program: Updates for Anesthesia

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SUMMARY:  As we close 2023 and look towards the new year of reporting with CMS, we walk through the requirements and changes CMS has made. This alert will serve as a guide on what you can expect and how you can best position yourself and your practice to comply with the Quality Payment […]

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Year-End Strategic Planning for Anesthesia

SUMMARY: The end of the year may be a good time for anesthesia practices to come together to consider their plans and priorities for the coming year. Included in this year-end think-a-thon should be the topics of services, staffing and budgeting. As many of us celebrate the end of a year that has seen many […]

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Year-End Push for Medicare Fix:

Anesthesia Takes Action The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) this week released a statement in support of a bill moving through Congress that would prevent the Medicare payment reductions that have been scheduled to go into effect beginning in January. Calling them “destructive cuts,” the ASA is calling on federal legislators to immediately pass HR 6683, […]

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Outlawing the Opaque:

Congress Set to Vote on Transparency Mandate Seeing non-descript shapes and fuzzy images is a common occurrence for those driving on a stormy night with fogged-up windshields. You can see lights coming at you, but you can’t see the road itself or its yellow dividing line. The murkiness of the view can be downright dangerous—even […]

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2024 Physician Fee Schedule: Impact on Chronic Pain

Summary The 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule contains thousands of pages of new rules for the healthcare community, and a portion of them pertain to the practice of chronic pain medicine. Today’s article brings you a few of the highlights. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Medicare Physician Fee […]

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CORONIS HEALTH EMPWR Coat Fund

Coronis Health worked with The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. Employees from Coronis Health and its subsidiaries were joined in this fundraising effort by the generous contributions from clients and vendors. Together, the group was able to raise funds to purchase over 600 […]

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