Category: Billing Blog

Medicare’s open enrollment begins October 15, 2020 and ends December 7, 2020.  During Medicare’s open enrollment, Medicare recipients can change their current plan to a privatized managed care plan (MCO) or if a recipient is currently enrolled in the managed care plan (MCO) they can re-enroll into traditional Medicare. It’s important to choose a Medicare […]

With the emotional impact Covid-19 has taken on our aging communities, we here at HHS Solutions want to remind you how to keep nursing home residents and yourselves safe during this pandemic.  Every nursing home has specific rules and regulations from CMS and their local DHHS to ensure their residents are protected during this trying time.  […]

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Flu Shot CPT Codes It is that time of year again for our Medical providers to start administering flu shots to our residents and staff.  CMS has released the new pricing schedule for the flu vaccinations for 2020.  Please make sure you are billing the correct CPT/HCPCS code for each dose administered as well as […]

In March 2020, CMS released information regarding waivers of the inpatient qualifying stay requirements for residents who plan on admitting into a SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) for aftercare following a hospital visit.  In the MLN SE20011 (revised) publication, CMS stated that Medicare recipients who did not meet the traditional three midnight qualifying stay for skilled nursing (part A), would be allowed […]

Medicare has temporarily suspended the 2% Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 for dates of service starting May 1, 2020  – December 31, 2020.  Please make sure your EMR/EHR systems are allowing for the extra 2% in Medicare monies. For more information, please visit https://www.cms.gov/outreach-and-educationoutreachffsprovpartprogprovider-partnership-email-archive/2020-04-10-mlnc-se#_Toc37418832 For medical billing consultation and services visit our services page: HHS […]

CMS issued a NCCI edit stating that any PT or OT evaluation along with CPT codes 97530 and 97150 would be subject to deny as of January 1, 2020 if performed together on the same treatment day.  In late February of 2020, CMS retracted this NCCI edit and issued a statement to outpatient therapy providers […]

The importance of cybersecurity has become increasingly prevalent in media, conversations, and business. Major software companies have been hit with fines from breaches and millions of users data has been exposed illegally. This year marks the 15th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here at HHS Solutions, we have pooled together some resources that we […]

This new year brings many changes to our Medicare program.  Everyone needs to be looking for and educating all your residents and families that Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards beginning April 1, 2018.  These new cards will not display any social security number as they will be a random number derived from the […]

A massive computer virus called WannaCry has infected thousands of computers worldwide as of last week. What makes WannaCry distinct is that it does not need to have users click on a link for it to infect your machine. Some security researchers are pointing the source of the virus to the Shadow Broker’s leak of […]