Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients Finalized

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, prioritizing CMS’ investment in primary care and chronic disease management by increasing payments to physicians and other practitioners for the additional time they spend with patients, especially those with chronic conditions. The rule allows non-physician practitioners to provide […]

UPDATED: Emergency and Disaster Instructions

When a natural disaster, extreme weather or emergency occurs that affects providers and the Medicare beneficiaries that they serve, special emergency-related policies and procedures may be implemented. For detailed information on these policies and procedures, please see the following resources: For information when an applicable 1135 waiver   (PDF, 346 KB) has been granted For information on […]

CMS Announces Historic Changes to Physician Self-Referral Regulations

On November 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes to outdated federal regulations that have burdened health care providers with added administrative costs and impeded the health care system’s move toward value-based reimbursement. The Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the “Stark Law,” generally prohibits a physician from making referrals to […]

CMS Announces New Repayment Terms for Medicare Loans made to Providers during COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced amended terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program as required by recent action by President Trump and Congress.  This Medicare loan program allows CMS to make advance payments to providers and are typically used in emergency situations.  Under the Continuing Appropriations […]

Major Changes Are Coming to E/M Visits in 2021: Will You Be Ready?

The documentation guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for evaluation and management (E/M) services, established 20 years ago, do little to support patient care. Instead, they serve more as a scoring system to justify a level of billing (e.g., level 3, 4, or 5), rather than helping physicians diagnose, […]

Welcome Back Our New Sales & Marketing Manager

Precision Medical Billing (PMB) is proud to announce the hiring of healthcare leader Denita Holmes as our new Regional Sales Manager. As a former employee of PMB Denita has successfully managed her tasks in our sales department, reaching out to customers and proactively addressing their queries. Now, Denita is returning to PMB to help home […]