CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule includes proposals to rebase and revise the SNF market basket, suppress the use of the SNF readmission measure for scoring and payment adjustment purposes in the FY 2022 SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and update to the diagnosis code mappings used under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Includes rural considerations throughout. Co...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reps. ask CMS to change policy on radiopharmaceuticals
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have asked the U.S. Center...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology MedPAC: Imaging use, charges continue to stay steady Probe finds fault with patient notification at Washington, DC, VA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes
The radiology community is abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence (AI) system...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule includes proposals to rebase and revise the SNF market basket, suppress the use of the SNF readmission measure for scoring and payment adjustment purposes in the FY 2022 SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and update to the diagnosis code mappings used under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Includes rural consideration...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 9, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Wireless interventional radiology firm Xenter announces formal launch
Xenter, a company developing wireless technology for use in interventional cardiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Philips SmartCT software for image-guided therapy RF ablation relieves pain for bone cancer patients in 3 days Study evaluates safety of new liver cancer treatment E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology Is uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI-enabled patient billing tool Inbox Health lands $15M
The company designed a tool to automate bills and give patients additional insights to their charges.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending
Oddly, as upcoding severity levels have risen, reported higher-severity inpatient hospital stays have dropped, OIG reported Medicare upcoding fraud is a growing problem for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests that the practice […] The post OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 5, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AI AI in pathology laboratory Source Type: news

Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic
At around this time last year, we were beginning to learn about the variou...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief New diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 take effect in 2021 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover
This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a treatment that seemed to save him from death, only to set the stage for his infection to spread to 91 others in six communities over 4 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Questions Charlotte employers often ask before offering direct primary care to employees
Direct primary care, also referred to as concierge primary care, is a popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service insurance billing. Most widely adopted in the individual market, the model allows doctors to spend more time with each patient as a result of smaller patient pools and less administrative paperwork. Employers can also take advantage of the benefits of direct primary care by offering access to their employee populations. It ’s a convenient way to provide quality care, improve employee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Questions Triad employers often ask before offering direct primary care to employees
Direct primary care, also referred to as concierge primary care, is a popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service insurance billing. Most widely adopted in the individual market, the model allows doctors to spend more time with each patient as a result of smaller patient pools and less administrative paperwork. Employers can also take advantage of the benefits of direct primary care by offering access to their employee populations. It ’s a convenient way to provide quality care, improve employee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Questions Triangle employers often ask before offering direct primary care to employees
Direct primary care, also referred to as concierge primary care, is a popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service insurance billing. Most widely adopted in the individual market, the model allows doctors to spend more time with each patient as a result of smaller patient pools and less administrative paperwork. Employers can also take advantage of the benefits of direct primary care by offering access to their employee populations. It ’s a convenient way to provide quality care, improve employee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program
Medicare's Quality Payment Program continues to be modified due to the COVID-1...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief New diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 take effect in 2021 How will MPFS changes affect your radiology practice? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

BestRx Pharmacy Software and FDS Amplicare Take The Complication Out...
BestRx and FDS Amplicare partner to streamline COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Billing(PRWeb March 24, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/bestrx_pharmacy_software_and_fds_amplicare_take_the_complication_out_of_medical_billing/prweb17814442.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Concert Genetics, XIFIN, Bruce Quinn, MD, PhD, and The Dark Report to Update Clinical Laboratory Professionals on the State of the Genetic Testing Marketplace
Physician use of genetic tests continues to grow at robust rates, even during the pandemic, but uncertainty about managed care reimbursement hangs over the market It may surprise many pathologists and clinical laboratory managers to learn that the market for genetic testing is robust and growing swiftly, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. […] The post Concert Genetics, XIFIN, Bruce Quinn, MD, PhD, and The Dark Report to Update Clinical Laboratory Professionals on the State of the Genetic Testing Marketplace appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 23, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections International Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Bruce Quinn MD PhD clinical laboratory clinical pathology Concert G Source Type: news

E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology
Understanding the nuances of evaluation and management (E/M) service billin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief New diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 take effect in 2021 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mich. cardiologist pays $2M to settle billing case
A Michigan cardiologist and his practice paid the U.S. government $2 millio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fla. radiology practice pays Medicare settlement Pa. mobile x-ray firm settles Medicare lawsuit Merit reaches agreement on whistleblower case Feds join lawsuit against So. Calif. center chain Mont. hospital pays $10M to settle radiology lawsuit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SEC Charges Microbiome Startup uBiome ’s Cofounders With Defrauding Investors For $60 Million
Jessica Richman and Zachary Apte were charged Thursday for failing to disclose significant issues related to the company's insurance billing practices. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Venture Capital /venture-capital Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker Content decisionmaker technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

Taking the Disputes Out of Dispute Resolution: Lessons from State Balance Billing Laws
An analysis of the resolution of surprise medical payment disputes between health providers and insurers offer important lessons for the development of a national dispute resolution. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - March 15, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Colorado (CO) M Washington (WA) P New Jersey (NJ) NJ Texas (TX) WSC Source Type: news

Defining indicators for drug overdose emergency department visits and hospitalisations in ICD-10-CM coded discharge data - Vivolo-Kantor A, Pasalic E, Liu S, Martinez PD, Gladden RM.
INTRODUCTION: The drug overdose epidemic has worsened over the past decade; however, efforts have been made to better understand and track nonfatal overdoses using various data sources including emergency department and hospital admission data from billing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee launches dialysis hospital; will provide free treatment to all
"All services are being provided totally free in this most technically advanced hospital. There is no billing or payment counter. The DSGMC will take services from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from corporate houses and from those who are willing to contribute for such initiatives and various government schemes," DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing
"The new guidance from the federal government makes it really clear that those federal tests are to be covered without a charge to the patient."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

12 tips for handling your first overnight call
A radiologist's first overnight call can prompt anxiety, but there are way...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS ends noncoverage of PET infection and inflammation 8 tips for putting transgender patients at ease in the radiology suite What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief Use of cardio CT, MRI increases, but remains fraction of heart imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology
The issue of patients receiving large, unexpected medical bills from hospital...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief New diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 take effect in 2021 How will MPFS changes affect your radiology practice? How the Consolidated Appropriations Act will impact radiology practices Coding changes that will impact radiology in 2021 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health care's post-pandemic future: 'There has to be a better way'
Years of discussion and numerous state studies finally brought about the potential for lasting change for two thorny health care issues that had been plaguing the state when Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill last month: behavioral health care and surprise billing. Yet that progress has left many other longtime goals for state health care reform untouched. When more fundamental change might come, and what it might look like, is anyone's guess. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Abbott temporarily bans energy companies from billing Texans after some got charged thousands of dollars for a few days of power
(Natural News) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a temporary moratorium on all electricity billing throughout the Lone Star State after some customers were charged thousands of dollars for just a few days of power. Following the deadly winter storm that left millions of Texans without power, Abbott convened an emergency meeting with state lawmakers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS ’ Latest Value-Based Care Reimbursement Model Explores Geographic Direct Contracting for Medicare, Focuses on Costs and Quality
Physicians engaged with CMS in value-based care are asking clinical laboratories to help them close gaps in patient care through testing   Clinical laboratories know that any change to how the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburses healthcare providers could also affect how labs are reimbursed for services they provide. Thus, lab leaders […] The post CMS’ Latest Value-Based Care Reimbursement Model Explores Geographic Direct Contracting for Medicare, Focuses on Costs and Quality appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 12, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology COVID Source Type: news

Race-based differences in drug use prior to onset of opioid use disorder - Deutsch-Link S, Belcher AM, Massey E, Cole TO, Wagner MA, Billing AS, Greenblatt AD, Weintraub E, Wish ED.
Rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) have increased dramatically over the past two decades, a rise that has been accompanied by changing demographics of those affected. Early exposure to drugs is a known risk factor for later development of opioid use disord... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

ASCP and CAP Support New Legislation That Bars Surprise Medical Billing
The No Surprises Act, passed as part of the COVID-19 relief package, ensures patients do not receive surprise bills after out-of-network care, including hospital-based physicians such as pathologists Consumer demand for price transparency in healthcare has been gaining support in Congress after several high-profile cases involving surprise medical billing received widespread reporting. Dark Daily covered […] The post ASCP and CAP Support New Legislation That Bars Surprise Medical Billing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 8, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHA AMA America Hospital Association american medical association american society for clinical Source Type: news

Special Report: EDs Are the Wrong Villains in Surprise Billing
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Special Report Source Type: news

Miami Heat lets dogs out to screen fans for Covid-19 -- but what does the science say?
As AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami reopens to a limited number of fans Thursday, the Miami Heat is bringing out dogs it is billing as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprise Medical Billing May Eliminate Restrictive Networks Surprise Medical Billing May Eliminate Restrictive Networks
The surprise medical billing act, or"No Surprises Act," was a bipartisan congressional agreement, which means it is likely to"stick" no matter the change in executive or legislative branches.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare
Pretend you are a dust bunny behind the couch. Your life has meaning there, and you find happiness even though this is not what you expected. Times have been better, but things could be worse after all. The default in this world though is to be the fur on the back of a cat, not just some collection of fur, dust and house plant debris. Today, you have a problem and you need help. You aren’t exactly clear on what you want to happen, you just know that you need help. What arrives to your plea is a broom and a dustpan. The broom does not ask many questions – it just sees you as a dust bunny.  Unfortunate...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Justin Porter, RN, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Exclusives Patient Care EMT Healthcare Paramedic Source Type: news

MSN touts new CMS clinical data registry measures
Billing and medical business management firm Management Services Network (MSN)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MSN touts 3 new MIPS radiology quality measures Corgan named VP of MSN (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Did Congress just fix surprise medical billing?
SOM ’s Fiona Scott Morton explains how the recent omnibus spending and COVID relief bill prevents patients from being billed by out-of-network doctors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Physicians Find Perks in COVID-19 Relief Bill Physicians Find Perks in COVID-19 Relief Bill
A compromise surprise billing measure, partial reversal of E/M overhaul cuts, and new PPP loans are all part of the package approved by Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Ambulances Are Exempt From the Surprise-Billing Ban
The welter of providers, layers of state and local regulation, and lack of information about costs made lawmakers hesitant to take up the issue. But that may change. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Ambulances Law and Legislation Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘ Surprise ’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress shields patients from unexpected medical bills
The first federal protections for surprise billing are part of the pandemic relief package. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news