Posts for CMS Updates

Below you will find a list of the most recent posts made on the Accuhealth Blog tagged with the term: CMS Updates. You may filter the posts using the right-hand sidebar to limit the visible content.

  • The End of the Public Health Emergency for Physicians: What You Need to Know

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    3 minute read

    First, it's important to understand what the PHE period is and how it affects RPM. The PHE was declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it allowed for a number of changes to the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. One of these changes was the expansion of Medicare coverage for RPM services, allowing physicians to provide remote monitoring for patients with chronic conditions and other health issues.

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  • Understanding the New Remote Therapeutic Monitoring CPT Codes

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    6 minute read

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released their proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fees Schedule on July 13th. The release was in accordance with five new CPT Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) codes that deal with non-physiologic patient data, including respiratory system status, musculoskeletal system status, therapy/medication response, therapy/medication adherence, and pain. Although the proposed set of codes is accepted by advocates for virtual care, the proposed MPFS that deals with RTM is likely to bring as many questions as it answers.

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  • UPDATE: TMHP 2021 Billing Code Changes – Everything You Need to Know

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    2 minute read

    What the recent TMHP 2021 billing code changes really mean, and how to keep providing telemonitoring services for your TMHP-eligible patients. TMHP has clarified that Telemonitoring CPT Code 99091 will only be paid at the Medicare allowed rate ($55) for dual eligible patients that have Medicare as Primary Insurance.

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  • 2021 CMS Remote Patient Monitoring Changes

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    4 minute read

    2021 Physician Fee Schedule CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) just announced the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule with important updates to Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and it has some important changes that all RPM providers should know:

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  • Proposed Billing and Coding Changes for Remote Patient Monitoring in 2020 and 2021

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    8 minute read

    Proposed Billing and Coding Changes for 2020 and 2021 Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) has proven to be a game-changer in the medical and psychiatry fields. While this innovation has helped many providers find new ways to connect with their patients, it has also led to the big question of, “Who’s going to pay for all this?”. While the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS is often offering to pay for RPM, the question often puts a somber mood on the subject. But fear not, since there is a more than adequate answer.

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  • Remote Patient Monitoring & the Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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    9 minute read

    How Accuhealth navigates RPM services through the proposed changes to the 2021 MPFS. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a new Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021, which has several implications that may affect Remote Patient Monitoring Programs throughout the United States.

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