Overpayments might not top your list of physician billing issues, but with recent CMS actions, it might be time to rethink that stance.
Orthopedic trauma surgery reimbursements have been dropping. According to a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, reimbursement for trauma surgery has dropped by almost one-third over the past 20 years .
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed healthcare. Most attention has been paid to shifts in telemedicine and remote work, but other changes are emerging. One of the biggest is the concept of the “hospital at home”.
While some of the news around CMS’ release of the payment rule for CY 2021 has been positive, many home health agencies are likely bristling at new policies around the Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) for 2021 and beyond.
With the recent CMS announcements, 2021 is looking like it’s going to be a transitional year for home health billing and home health coding. The agency has made multiple changes to home health regulations to improve efficiency and make better use of technology across the country.