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2021 E&M Code Changes

2021 E&M Code Changes

2021 E&M Code Changes Nicoleta Rahovan, Lead Coder, CPC, CANPC    Dear Doctor, We would like to inform you that there are big changes coming for E&M in 2021. These changes relate only to new and established office and outpatient visit codes 99202-99215...

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2021 Medicare Conversion Factor

2021 Medicare Conversion Factor

By Beth Turnbaugh, Director of Billing Operations. We have received the final fee schedule released by the federal register on December 4. As anticipated, there is a decrease in the conversion rate effective January 1, 2021 dates of service of approximately 10%. This...

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CMS proposed 2021 Fee Schedule

CMS proposed 2021 Fee Schedule

CMS proposed 2021 Fee Schedule 2020 has certainly proven to be challenging for anyone in the medical industry, along with their affiliates.  With the newly proposed CMS 2021 fee schedule, next year may present additional monetary challenges. While the newly proposed...

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Telehealth Information

Telehealth Information

Telehealth Information By Nicoleta Rahovan, CPC, CANPC – Lead Coder On March 6, 2020 CMS broadened access to Medicare Telehealth services during COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). These guidelines are effective for DOS on and after March 1, 2020, until the end of...

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Identifying COVID-19 Patients

Identifying COVID-19 Patients

Identifying COVID-19 Patients By Nicoleta Rahovan, CPC, CANPC – Lead Coder On March 18, 2020, the CDC announced that The World Health Organization (WHO) developed a new diagnosis code U07.1, COVID-19 that may be used for DOS on or after April 1, 2020. This code can...

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Are You Considering Work In Critical Care Medicine?

Are You Considering Work In Critical Care Medicine?

are you considering work in the critical care medicine? By Shauna Brown, Client Services & Contracts Manager   If you have concerns about proper documentation and billing for services, RCM has assembled information and additional resources that will be useful...

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Are You Insured To Provide Services Outside of The OR?

Are You Insured To Provide Services Outside of The OR?

Are You Insured To Provide Services Outside of The OR? By Shauna Brown, Client Services & Contracts Manager Many Anesthesiology specialists now find themselves working outside of the OR performing Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy services. RCM understands that...

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COVID-19 – RCM Company Update

COVID-19 – RCM Company Update

COVID-19 – RCM COMPANY UPDATE by BY GARY CONWAY, PRESIDENT Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For RCM, that means understanding how it affects our employees,...

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ASA Post-operative Pain Procedure Updates & Guidelines

ASA Post-operative Pain Procedure Updates & Guidelines

ASA Post-operative Pain Procedure Updates & Guidelines by By Nicole Jasken, Billing & Coding Manager As expected, the New Year always brings in changes & updates along with it. Updates we’d like to highlight are the changes the ASA has made to the way...

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New Medicare Health Insurance Cards

New Medicare Health Insurance Cards

Reminder by Beth Turnbaugh, Director of Billing Operations As of January 1, 2020, Medicare will not accept claims with the patient’s Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) –patients’ social security number (SSN). They are requiring the new Medical Beneficiary Identifier...

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Our Warmest Thanks

Our Warmest Thanks

by Gary Conway - President Dear RCM Clients - Another great year is quickly coming to an end. I’m feeling somewhat nostalgic as we celebrate the Holidays for our 36th year! All of us here at RCM are so very thankful to you.   It is, and has been our great pleasure to...

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