November Bulletin – UnitedHealthcare’s COVID-19 Response – Update

  UnitedHealthcare’s COVID-19 Response – Update   Telehealth Throughout the public health emergency (currently set to end on January 20, 2021), UHC is extending the cost share waiver for COVID-19 in-network telehealth services. UHC will also waive cost share for COVID-19 treatment until December 31, 2020. For out-of-network services, the cost share for COVID-19 testing […]

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. […]

Top Challenges Facing Labs Today: 4 Key Takeaways From Lab Institute 2017

Representatives of Physicians Group Management (PGM Billing) recently returned from attending and exhibiting at Lab Institute 2017. This meeting, hosted by G2 Intelligence, brings together professionals from throughout the lab industry for three days of education and networking. In this ever-changing, ever-evolving healthcare environment, many sessions focused on the top challenges facing laboratories. Here are […]

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 […]