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Coding FAQ: Billing for telemedicine services in sleep medicine

Question: Can we bill for telemedicine services in sleep medicine (consults, follow-up encounters)? What is the code for that? Answer: Coverage of telemedicine services is payer specific. Providers should contact private payers directly for information regarding coverage of telemedicine services. Medicare covers services provided using telemedicine for patients in rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). […]

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CMS aligns hospital outpatient reimbursements with physician fee schedule

In the 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) capped payment for clinic visits provided in all off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs) at a rate equivalent to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Given the 22% growth of the number of Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits over […]

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HHS includes sleep health in Healthy People 2030 proposal

The Sleep Health topic area and objectives that were in Healthy People 2020 have been included by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the proposed structure for Healthy People 2030. Healthy People focuses on critical health promotion and disease prevention topics, establishing critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of […]

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What is Lhermitte's sign?

Lhermitte’s sign is sometimes a symptom of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions. In this article, learn about what causes Lhermitte’s sign, its triggers, and how to reduce the risk of experiencing it. What is Lhermitte's sign? Source: Medical News Today Updates