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2/19/2021 Biden's pick for CMS chief & 3 more notes Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Biden's pick for CMS chief & 3 more notes Laura Dyrda - Print EmailFour updates on CMS:1. President Joe Biden is prepared to nominate Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a former policy official in the Obama administration, to lead CMS. She previously oversaw the ACA implementation. Click here for the full story.2. Politico reported Feb. 19 that the Biden administration picked ...
2/12/2021 Average ACA marketplace plan deductibles for 38 states Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Average ACA marketplace plan deductibles for 38 states Laura Dyrda - Print EmailPresident Joe Biden issued an executive order to reopen the ACA marketplace on Feb. 15 for expanded enrollment during the pandemic to give more Americans access to health insurance.But access to insurance doesn't mean beneficiaries will have access to care if their deductibles are too high. The ...
2/11/2021 Top 5 health insurance plans by membership, market share Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Top 5 health insurance plans by membership, market share Eric Oliver -The U.S. has more than 900 health insurance companies that provide medical coverage.Here are the five largest by membership, according to a January 2021 Value Penguin report:1. UnitedHealthcare Group: 70 million members2. Anthem: 39.9 million members3. Aetna: 22.1 million members4. Cigna: 20.4 million members5. Humana: 16.6 million ...
2/11/2021 Is the payer outlook bright or dark for ASCs? Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Is the payer outlook bright or dark for ASCs? Laura Dyrda - Print EmailWhile some ASC administrators have seen payers become more accepting of outpatient surgeries and drive cases to the ASC, others report continued challenges in contract negotiations."The payer landscape for our ASC is very poor," Lynn Winter, RN, BSN, administrator of Advanced Surgical Care of St. Louis ...
2/11/2021 ASCs claims volume dropped 9.8% in 2020: A month-by-month breakdown Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 ASCs claims volume dropped 9.8% in 2020: A month-by-month breakdown Laura Dyrda - Print EmailASCs began 2020 tracking ahead of 2019 in terms of overall case volume, based on procedure claims data from Definitive Healthcare.But when the pandemic hit, procedure claims dropped in the double digits for March, April and May before recovering again in June. The ...
2/3/2021 National Medical Billing Services gets private equity investment to expand business Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 National Medical Billing Services gets private equity investment to expand business Laura Dyrda - Print EmailSt. Louis-based National Medical Billing Services , a revenue cycle management company, received an investment from private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners.The investment will further National Medical's growth. The company was founded in 2003 to offer revenue cycle outsourcing services to ASCs and has ...
1/29/2021 Biden exec order reopens ACA insurance marketplaces: What ASCs need to know Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Biden exec order reopens ACA insurance marketplaces: What ASCs need to know Laura Dyrda - Print EmailPresident Joe Biden issued an executive order to open a special enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace from Feb. 15 to May 15.All individuals and families eligible for marketplace plans in the 36 states that use the federal marketplace can apply for ...
1/25/2021 Urologist's estate pays $1.75M to settle ASC kickback allegations: 4 details Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Urologist's estate pays $1.75M to settle ASC kickback allegations: 4 details Laura Dyrda -The estate of an urologist agreed to settle allegations he submitted false claims related to lithotripsy procedures, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the middle district of Florida .Four details:1. Patrick Hunter, MD, was accused of performing kidney stone procedures without medical necessity and participating ...
1/21/2021 Trump pardons New Jersey surgeon who obstructed billing investigation Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Trump pardons New Jersey surgeon who obstructed billing investigation Laura Dyrda - Print EmailPrior to leaving office on Jan. 20, former President Donald Trump granted a pardon for a New Jersey surgeon who pleaded guilty to obstructing justice during an investigation of his billing practices, according to a report in the Courier Post .Frederick Nahas, MD, is a general and ...
1/19/2021 New York ASC seeks indefinite status from state health department Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 New York ASC seeks indefinite status from state health department Eric Oliver - Print EmailNiagara Falls, N.Y.-based Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara is seeking permanent certification, Buffalo Business First reported Jan. 18.The center currently holds a limited life certification. The New York Department of Health will have to decide whether the center gets indefinite life status.The ASC ...
1/13/2021 4 key details for 2021 telehealth rules Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 4 key details for 2021 telehealth rules Carly Behm -Anesthesia Business Consultants outlined key takeaways from CMS' rule changes on telehealth in 2021 in a Dec. 30 blog post .Four takeaways:1. Seven services were added as category 1 services: group psychotherapy; psychological and neuropsychological testing; ‚Äãdomiciliary, rest home or custodial care services, established patients; home visits, established patient; cognitive ...
1/13/2021 CPT coding changes and anesthesia ‚Äî 4 things to know Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 CPT coding changes and anesthesia ‚Äî 4 things to know Carly Behm -CPT coding changes for 2021 went into effect Jan. 1., according to a Jan. 4 blog post from Anesthesia Business Consultants .Four changes to know:1. The 2021 CPT edition has 206 new codes, 69 revised codes and 54 deleted codes. Most don't affect anesthesia, but there are ...
1/13/2021 Tennessee county opposes CON-lifting measure Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Tennessee county opposes CON-lifting measure Eric Oliver - Print EmailThe Williamson County, Tenn., board of commissioners passed a resolution opposing state legislation to revise certificate-of-need laws, the Williamson Herald reported Jan. 11.The Tennessee General Assembly introduced legislation during its last session that would repeal CON requirements for ASCs or outpatient diagnostic centers.Williamson County's board opposes ...
1/13/2021 5 ways the stimulus bill changed physician, practice payments Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 5 ways the stimulus bill changed physician, practice payments Laura Dyrda -The most recent stimulus bill included multiple changes that will affect physician pay and practices going forward, according to a report in Medscape .Five things to know:1. The $900 billion COVID-19 relief and $1.4 trillion spending bill signed on Dec. 27 changed aspects of the 2021 Physician ...
1/9/2021 25 statistics on medical coder salaries Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 25 statistics on medical coder salaries Laura Dyrda - Print EmailThe average salary for medical coding professionals varies by location, practice setting and credential.The American Academy of Professional Coders conducts an annual survey to gather information about coder salary and publishes the report on its website. Here are 25 statistics about 2019 salaries, the most recent data available.By location ...
1/7/2021 10 changes CMS made in 2021 Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 10 changes CMS made in 2021 Eric Oliver - Print EmailWith the new calendar year, several CMS changes took effect, with more on the way. Here's a roundup of changes CMS made or will make in 2021:1. Removed 298 musculoskeletal-related services. By 2024, all 1,700 procedures on the inpatient-only list will be phased out, and will be ...
1/7/2021 Medicare pay for arthroscopic surgery down almost 30% since 2000: 4 notes Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 Medicare pay for arthroscopic surgery down almost 30% since 2000: 4 notes Laura Dyrda - Print EmailMedicare reimbursement for orthopedic arthroscopic surgery declined from 2000 to 2019, according to a study published in The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery .Researchers used the Physician Fee Schedule Look-Up Tool on the CMS website to calculate national reimbursement averages available from ...
1/6/2021 What Stark law, anti-kickback changes mean for value-based care at ASCs Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 What Stark law, anti-kickback changes mean for value-based care at ASCs Laura Dyrda - Print EmailHHS issued two rules on value-based care arrangements recently that will affect orthopedic surgeons and ASCs.CMS made adjustments to the Stark law, and HHS updated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the civil monetary penalties law to ensure healthcare providers could ...
12/4/2020 CMS continues separate payment for surgical drug in ASCs ‚Äî 3 insights Becker's ASC Review Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services [email protected] (636) 273-6711 CMS continues separate payment for surgical drug in ASCs ‚Äî 3 insights Angie Stewart -ASC can continue to receive separate payment for Omeros' cataract surgery drug, Omidria, under CMS' 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System Final Rule.What you should know:1. Omidria phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution 1 percent/0.3 percent qualifies for separate payment ...
10/19/2020 4 ASC leaders on industry growth Becker's ASC Review ... The panel included:Lew Little, president and CEO of Covenant Surgical PartnersDavid Young, president and CEO of Physicians EndoscopyAnthony Romeo, MD, executive vice president of DuPage Medical GroupNader Samii, CEO of National Medical Billing Services Below is an excerpt from the discussion. Click here to access the recording on demand.Note: This article is lightly edited for clarity and length.Question: Where do you see growth for ...