News Archives - Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies Inc.

Industry News, April 2022

Download as PDF RO Model Delayed, Again Since its initial intended implementation date of January 1, 2021, the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model has experienced a multitude of delays. Most recently, on April 6, 2022, CMS proposed another delay to the start of the RO Model to a yet to be determined date that will be …

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Industry News, March 2022

Download as PDF FDA Released New Cancer Trial Guidance Following the relaunch of the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for cancer trials to align with the goals drawn up within the initiative. The FDA responded to the Moonshot initiative’s goals of reducing the cancer death …

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Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies Partners With Relias

We are proud to announce our partnership with Relias, a trusted partner to more than 11,000 healthcare organizations and over four million caregivers. We will work to help grow education and training products. Learn more by reading their press release here.

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Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies Acquires Regents Health Resources to Combine Top Strategic & Operational Healthcare Thought Leaders in Healthcare

Companies synergize efforts to expand class-leading consulting, medical coding, revenue cycle and compliance services in radiology, oncology, and other healthcare specialties AUSTIN, TX, March 16, 2022. Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies (RCCS) LLC, provider of specialty medical coding, revenue cycle, and compliance services for over 20 years, announced today the acquisition of Regents Health Resources, Inc., …

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Industry News, February 2022

February Industry News CMS Expands LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage On February 10, 2022, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the new expanded coverage for lung cancer screening utilizing low dose computed tomography (LDCT). Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and ranked highest in cancer-related deaths for both men …

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Industry News, January 2022

January Industry News PHE Renewed Effective January 16, 2022, the public health emergency (PHE) was renewed once again for an additional 90 days. This provides an extension to the flexibilities and waivers granted under the PHE until at least April 16, 2022. Split (or shared) E/M Updates CMS has updated their policies for split (or …

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Industry News, December 2021

2022 MPFS & RO Model Updates On December 10, 2021, the President signed into law the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act. This Congressional action directly affects the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment rates and the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model. In regard to services paid under MPFS, the Act increased …

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Industry News, November 2021

CMS Releases 2022 Rulings On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issue the final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) for calendar year (CY) 2022. The following is a high-level overview of the HOPPS and MPFS final rules. It is …

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ASTRO’s Laura Thevenot Discusses “Did COVID-19 End Healthcare Tradeshows?”

Cancer growth and cancer care have never stopped in the world of Oncology and the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals and cancer centers faced unique challenges and were forced to adapt quickly to ensure the safety of cancer patients, at heightened risk for COVID-19. Across the nation, we saw oncologists, healthcare workers, and patients come together to …

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Decoding Clinical Documentation Integrity’s Influence

The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous financial stress on the healthcare industry and analysts are forecasting that operating margins will be challenging for the remainder of 2021. Procedures such as elective surgeries are being placed on hold as available physical space within the hospital walls is limited. Additionally, longstanding staff shortages continue and likely will …

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