COVID-19 PHE ended May 11

The Department of Health and Human Services has ended the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 (PHE). This signals the end to some of the PHE flexibilities while others will be extended. More detailed information can be found on the CMS fact sheet.

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Do you want to know about the end of the COVID-19 PHE? What about how to prepare your office for a disaster? Get the answers and more in the latest edition of the HCMS Physician Newsletter.

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An advocacy win! Cigna delays onerous modifier 25 policy

In our April Newsletter, we reported that Cigna would be implementing a policy. effective 5/25/2023. that would require the submission of documentation to support the use of modifier 25 when billed with evaluation and management (E/M) codes 99212 – 99215. Due to strong advocacy from HCMS, TMA, AMA, many state medical societies, and other stakeholders, Cigna has delayed implementation of this policy.

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HCMS Business of Medicine e-Learning series

HCMS has created a Business of Medicine e-learning video series which provide you insight on the foundations for creating or starting your practice. 

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