June Bulletin – UnitedHealthcare Updates

UnitedHealthcare Updates UnitedHealthcare released plan updates for June 2022.  All plan updates can be found here: UnitedHealthcare Community Genetic testing for hereditary cancer Cardiovascular disease risk tests More than a dozen medication updates UnitedHealthcare Commercial Macular degeneration treatment procedures Ambulance services Liposuction for lipedema UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Cardiac procedures, including pacemakers and defibrillators Urinary and […]

April Bulletin – Google’s AI System Focuses on Healthcare

Google’s AI System Focuses on Healthcare In late March of 2022, Google announced that a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) program is focused on the treatment of cardiovascular conditions and the improvement of maternal health. Previously, Google created an AI system called ARDA that supports diabetic retinopathy screenings. This system is able to screen up to […]

April Bulletin – Insurance Updates

Insurance Updates Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) CMS updated and released a draft of the National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Guidelines for the Alzheimer’s disease treatment drug, Aduhelm. The coverage limitations could create challenges for those seeking treatment. The NCD process began in July of 2021 and at the time, the drug was highly […]

March Bulletin – Insurance Company Updates

Insurance Company Updates Several insurance companies have made note-worthy updates to their billing policies. Superior HealthPlan Effective June 1, 2022, the criteria for the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been revised and updated. More than a dozen CPT codes have been deemed not medically necessary when billed with a sole […]

December Bulletin –  CMS Billing Updates for 2022

 CMS Billing Updates for 2022 Premiums, Deductibles & Coinsurance Changes In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Part A and Part B. Each year to determine the Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts, the Social Security Act is used and […]

August Bulletin – Billing Mistakes – Part III

BILLING MISTAKES – PART III Coding Ensuring your claims are coded correctly will prevent delays in payments and keeps your account cleaner. Below are common coding errors. Coding is not specific enough Each diagnosis must be coded to the highest level of specificity or insurance carriers may consider the diagnosis truncated. Diagnosis codes can be […]