As Pandemic Eases, OIG Ramps Up Audits

  August 13, 2021 | By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA With Americans having widespread access to effective vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic is finally fading into the background for most practices, but the issue of compliance is once again rearing its multi-faceted head. This time, after billions of dollars in federal spending as part of pandemic…

Better late than never: Stimulus bill salves pain of conversion factor cut, also delays G2211

January 7, 2021 | By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) had included the largest one-year reduction to the Medicare conversion factor (CF) in more than 20 years, but it won’t actually take effect because the CF is being increased as a result of provisions in the recently passed stimulus legislation.…

What You Need to Know About Prolonged Services in 2021

  December 25, 2020 | By By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA The New Year is nearly upon us and with it, implementation of the much-talked-about 2021 E/M guidelines for office/outpatient codes 99202-99215. These guidelines include completely revamping how time works for selecting code levels, which in turn has resulted in brand new rules for prolonged…