Announcements

GOOD, BAD AND UGLY OF HOPD AND ASC PROPOSED RULE WITH AN EXPECTED CUTS OF 6% UNLESS THE CONGRESS ACTS ON IT

THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY GOOD For ASCs, the update is changed similar to the HOPDs. BAD Multiple procedures, which were covered in ASCs are eliminated and changed to the inpatient only list. UGLY An addition of 6% cuts, 2% stemming from sequester cuts of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and 4% statutory …

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CMS RELEASES 2022 PROPOSED PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE WITH A PROPOSED 9.75% CUT IN REIMBURSEMENT RATES: A PERFECT STORM OF COVID-19, INCREASING COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENT CUTS

THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY GOOD Telehealth services are preserved through 2023 and evaluation management services are expanded. BAD Expiration of the congressionally enacted 3.75% temporary increase in Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor, reducing the conversion factor by 3.75%. UGLY Addition of 6% cuts, 2% from 2011 of Obama era, and 4% from …

CMS RELEASES 2022 PROPOSED PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE WITH A PROPOSED 9.75% CUT IN REIMBURSEMENT RATES: A PERFECT STORM OF COVID-19, INCREASING COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENT CUTS Read More »

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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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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SBA Disaster Loan Process and Employee Retention Credit Updates and Reminders

On behalf of ASIPP, we would like to remind members of additional financing, SBA disaster loan options, and the Employee Retention Credit Programs designed for economic relief for practices/businesses suffering economic losses from Covid-19. For those who may feel the PPP Loans/Medicare Advanced Payments are not enough to fund operations through the crisis, there is …

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Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil Covid-19 Updates in National Media

A Second Wave of Coronavirus (4-23-20) Neil Cavuto and Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil discuss a possible second wave of coronavirus this winter FDA Clears a New Saliva Test To Diagnose Coronavirus (4-14-20) Sandra Smith and Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil discuss the new saliva test approved for emergency use by the FDA. They also discuss cases reported by …

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Article Addresses “Most Consequential, Preventable Public Health Problem in the US”

Reframing the Prevention Strategies of the Opioid Crisis: Focusing on Prescription Opioids, Fentanyl, and Heroin Epidemic Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Jaya Sanapati, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD The opioid epidemic has been called the most consequential preventable public health problem in the United …

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Essentials of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain – Available Now!

Essentials of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain – Available Now! Essentials of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain is available for purchase now! Click HERE to order http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319603599 What’s inside:  Comprehensive textbook on interventional techniques in managing chronic pain Covers spinal interventional techniques, peripheral nerve blocks, sympathetic interventional techniques, soft tissue and joint injections and …

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Announcing a New ASIPP Partnership – Fedora Billing and Revenue Cycle Management Company

ASIPP is now offering our members the benefit of a unique revenue cycle management/billing service. We have received a tremendous amount of interest in the ASIPP billing and coding program. One question we continue to receive is what the negotiated rate is for practices. The rate is 3% for ASIPP members and includes all the following services: Reporting …

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