COVID-19 UPDATES – January Bulletin

  After almost a full year of battling the Coronavirus Pandemic with masks, lockdowns and social distancing, a new headline is making news: The virus that causes COVID-19 has changed, making it more contagious. Health experts report that at least one new “super strain” of the virus is already in the U.S. and another highly […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

  It’s finally here! The first COVID-19 vaccinations were given this week after nine long months of enduring the world-wide pandemic. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, has been working on one or more vaccinations. Healthcare workers and long-term care facility staff and patients were the first […]

December 2020 – Coronavirus News

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, it’s more important than ever to stay up to date on Coronavirus news. In mid-November, reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States surpassed 12 million. With the holiday season upon us, experts fear an even bigger surge. Though the flu and COVID-19 are two completely different viruses, the […]

It’s Flu Season – What you need to know!

It’s Flu Season! The 2020 – 2021 flu season is here and with COVID-19 still circulating, it’s more important than ever to get a flu vaccine. Since both the flu and COVID-19 have some similar symptoms, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all persons 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine. […]

UnitedHealthcare Extends National Public Health Emergency Temporary Program Changes

UnitedHealthcare recognizes that the persistence of COVID-19 cases across the country continues to have an impact on the healthcare system – both for COVID-19-related care as well as for regular preventive visits. To provide ongoing support to members and providers, UnitedHealthcare is extending many of the COVID-19 temporary program, process and coverage changes through Oct. […]

Medicare Provides Guidance on Facet Joint Injection Billing

Medicare has found that insufficient documentation is a common cause for improper payments for facet joint injection procedures. This is according to a recent issue of Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter, a newsletter from CMS developed to help providers to avoid common billing errors and other erroneous activities when dealing with the Medicare Program. The […]

CMS Publishes January 2017 Medical Billing Errors Newsletter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published its latest Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter, which provides guidance to address medical billing process errors. The newsletter is designed to identify common billing errors and other erroneous activities when dealing with the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) Program. Topics discussed in the January 2017 issue include the […]