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Webinar: CMS Price Transparency – How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements

Designed for hospitals just starting on their consumer display and machine-readable file, this session will include an overview of the requirements, 10 things you need to know, data requirements, how to layout the machine-readable file, and 3 options to consider for meeting the consumer display requirement. View Webinar This session will cover: Rule Requirements for […]

Panacea Now Offering Physician and Coder E&M Training Ahead of Implementation of New Guidelines, effective Jan 1, 2021.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a company specializing in healthcare coding compliance software and consulting services, is introducing a comprehensive yet concise training program with optional coding and documentation quality review, tailored to fit healthcare provider’s specific needs, as a method to help them prepare for a sweeping set of changes in […]

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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