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September 1, 2020
by Simon Hughes

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
by Simon Hughes

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
by Simon Hughes

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 that what you call a blood patch wasn’t simply injecting blood through the […]

August 21, 2020
by Simon Hughes

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 […]

August 13, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Changes to Medicare Provider Enrollment Due to COVID-19

The Covid-19 National Health Crisis has impacted Federally Community Health Centers (CHCs) in ways never before seen.  Many are involved in testing and have ramped up their Telehealth process.  However, CHCs across the country are seeing significant declines in patient visits, staff shortages due to exposure and ultimately, a challenging financial landscape. In addition to […]

May 27, 2020
by Simon Hughes

PMG Welcomes New Provider Enrollment & Credentialing Client in New York

April 1, 2020
by Simon Hughes

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

March 31, 2020
by Simon Hughes

CARES Act Payroll Protection Program(PPP) SBA Loans

With the CARES Act passed on Friday, we’re receiving more information on the PPP SBA loans included in the act. The Chamber of Commerce has put together the key information you need to determine if you qualify. Click below to learn more.

March 30, 2020
by Simon Hughes

CARES Bill

Friday March 27, 2020 marks the passing of the CARES Act. The act contains three pieces of legislation that will have direct impact on physician groups. The act allots for a $100 billion fund for all healthcare facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, a new SBA loan program and additional provisions surrounding the treatment and […]

March 30, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Financial Resources for Small Businesses During COVID-19

On Friday, the President signed The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law to provide $2 trillion in economic stimulus and financial assistance to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  We sent out an email earlier today with subject “The CARES Bill Passes” that detailed the SBA Loan Program.  In addition to the SBA […]