CMS Announces Direct Contracting Transition to ACO REACH Model
  03/22/2022: Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its decision to redesign and rename the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model to the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community...
March 22nd, 2022
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Vaccine Mandate Update 01-14-22: What it Means for Employers
01/14/22: Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI On January 13, 2022, the U.S Supreme Court released two per Curiam opinions regarding CMS and OSHA’s vaccination and testing requirements. U.S Supreme Court: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
January 14th, 2022
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Home-Based Care in 2022: Payment & Policy Key Impacts
Date: 01/06/2022   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI Here we are in the new year. Many practices and providers want to know how to prepare for success as we all continue to navigate this challenging healthcare...
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Vaccine Mandates: What it Means for Employers
Update 01/14/22: On January 13, 2022, the U.S Supreme Court released two per Curiam opinions regarding CMS and OSHA’s vaccination and testing requirements. U.S Supreme Court: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Regulation U.S Supreme Court: OSHA ETS First, the Court decided to allow CMS to implement...
November 18th, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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It’s Here! CMS Released the CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule
CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule Date: 11|04|2021   Approx. 5 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI It’s November and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule which outlines...
November 3rd, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extended: Telehealth Waivers Remain in Place
Date: 10|21|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI On October 15, 2021, Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), extending the...
October 21st, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Getting Paid for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at Home
Date: 09|15|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 24th further action to expand payment flexibilities for administering COVID-19 vaccines at home. Overall, CMS...
September 15th, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Understanding the Key Impacts of the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS)
Date: 09|02|2021   Approx. 4 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The first thing to understand about the MPFS proposed rule is that it’s proposed. None of these policy or payment impacts are final until CMS confirms their final decisions...
September 2nd, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates
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