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Looming Price Transparency Rule Changes Creating Daunting Challenges for Providers

Federal health officials’ November 2019 announcement of sweeping changes to the rules governing hospital pricing transparency came with an admission that didn’t mince words – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma called the applicable former rules “clear as mud” to patients, while U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary […]

CMS and AMA Fourth Quarter 2020 Coding Updates: Panacea Summary and Recommendations

Our revenue integrity team continually monitors announcements by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) to bring you the most current and up-to-date coding and billing information. Since our last quarterly update, CMS and AMA have been actively publishing new information that hospitals and providers will need to […]

Three Key Takeaways from the FY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

Typically, we would have the Final Rule updates to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for the 2021 fiscal year (FY) 60 days prior to its effective date. However, this year, citing the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), publication was delayed. The final rule was published on September 1, or 30 days before the effective date.

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Five Key Takeaways from the CY 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

On August 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for the 2021 calendar year (CY). The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on August 12, and comments are due by October 5.

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Panacea Announces Live, Virtual Coding Workshop on Interventional Radiology

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a company specializing in healthcare coding, compliance, pricing software, and consulting services, is proud to announce that it is partnering with MedLearn Publishing on a special live three-day virtual workshop – Unraveling the Coding and Documentation Quagmire: a Diagnostic/Interventional Radiology, CRM, EP, and Nuclear Medicine Workshop – that will […]

Get prepared for the 2021 OPPS Proposed Rule and the IPPS Final Rule with two live complimentary webinars in September.

You’re invited to join us in September on Thurs. September 17th, and Thurs. September 24th, for two complimentary live webinars to get up-to-speed on the OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021 and the IPPS Final Rule for FY2021.  Register today to make sure you  will have the information needed to prepare for the coding and regulatory updates.