CMS to Apply MIPS Automatic Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy for the 2021 Performance Year On November 11, 2021, CMS announced they are applying the Merit-based Incentive Payment System…

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule for 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published…

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule for 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Specific Impact to Spine Procedures CMS Issues Proposed Rule for 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Specific Impact to Spine…

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…3/4 Arthroplasty vs. Fusion in Cervical Spine Surgery: When and Why March 13, 2021 | Massimo Balsano, MD, Moderator Panel: Oscar L. Alves, MD; Massimo Balsano, MD (Moderator); Khai…

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…revised office E/M codes. The table below shows current (2020 Medicare total payment) and the proposed 2021 Medicare total payment.   CPT Code Descriptor 2021* Total Payment 2020** Total…

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule for 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Specific Impact to Spine Procedures PHYSICIAN PAYMENT PROVISIONS The 2021 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule updated several policies…

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CMS Releases 2021 Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule On December 1, 2020, CMS finalized its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for the calendar year (CY) 2021. Office and Outpatient…

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…Medicare total payment) and the 2021 Medicare total payment. CPT Code Descriptor 2021* Total Payment 2020** Total Payment Difference $ % Difference 99202 Office/outpatient visit, new, Level 1 $…

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CMS Provides Update to 2021 Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule On December 27, 2020, CMS finalized updated payment rates under its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for the 2021…

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…all Medicare Fee-for-Service claims from May 1 through December 31, 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, extended the suspension period to March 31, 2021. An Act to Prevent Across-the-Board…

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…Systematic Review (2021) A systematic review of BVNA was published in 2021.41 Of the 725 publications screened for the analysis, seven publications with 321 participants were ultimately included. The…

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Watch this space for upcoming webinars. Please see Past Webinars for details on webinars that happened earlier in 2021, including a video of each webinar.       1639087184:7…

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