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CMS Puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

Final rule gives providers access to patient treatment histories, and streamlines prior authorization to improve patient experience and alleviate burden for health care providers Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a signature accomplishment of the new Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics (OBRHI). This final rule builds on the efforts …

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Understanding Placebo Effect without Distortion of the Truth

Understanding Placebo Effect without Distortion of the Truth Placebo effect is fascinating, yet totally misunderstood and biased. A placebo is a substance or treatment, which is designed to have no therapeutic value. Essentially, it means an inert substance is injected into an inert structure through injection other than by mouth or sham surgery. The use …

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What You Need To Know On Second Payroll Protection Program And Low Interest Small Business Loans And The Third Stimulus Distribution

As we continue to struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, illicit drug epidemic, and regulatory tsunami, ASIPP would like to bring you some comforting and good news. This program, in general, extends the paycheck protection program and adds deductibility for PPE expenses. Under Reopening America, vaccine purchases and distributions will be expanded. 1. …

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Trump Administration Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients

On December 1, CMS released the annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, prioritizing CMS’ investment in primary care and chronic disease management by increasing payments to physicians and other practitioners for the additional time they spend with patients, especially those with chronic conditions. The rule allows non-physician practitioners to provide the care they were …

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Payment Rules For Interventional Pain Physicians In Office, ASC, And HOPD Settings

CMS has released the 2021 proposed payment rule for ASCs and HOPDs today. Overall, ASCs received inflation update factor of 3% similar to HOPDs, whereas conversion factor remains $48.984 for ASCs compared to $83.697 for HOPD.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-17086.pdf Multiple codes have been added; however, none of these are related to interventional pain management. This rule published …

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