Federal Government Announced to offer advance Medicare payment

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On 3/28, The federal government announced a plan to offer advance Medicare fee-for-service payments to all Medicare Part A and B providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and offer them some financial relief. This type of accelerated reimbursement is allowed during certain situations, such as in the event of a natural disaster or other national emergency. To summarize, most providers who bill under Medicare Parts A and B can request up to 100% of their Medicare payment for a three-month period in advance, which will then be repaid via an automated recoupment process that begins 120 days from the date of payment request. Interested providers can apply directly to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and payment is expected within 7 calendar days from the date of the request.

To be eligible for this assistance, you must meet the following:

1. Have billed Medicare for claims within 180 days immediately prior to the date of signature on the provider’s/supplier’s request form,

2. Not be in bankruptcy,

3. Not be under active medical review or program integrity investigation, and

4. Not have any outstanding delinquent Medicare overpayments. https://lnkd.in/eRc-Vy5On

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Rapid expansion of COVID-19

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The rapid expansion of COVID-19 increases the demand for medical personnel. The levels of occupational stress may lead to mental and physical exhaustion, absenteeism, staff discontentment, anxiety, and patients will feel the heat. For doctors, burnout is one of the biggest contributors to misdiagnosis and treatment errors. What can you do?

Here we share some tips:

Experts in the field agree that some effective ways of reducing or eliminating occupational stress are:

• Understanding and fostering open communication. Open discussions about decisions affecting your staff or business continuity must be clear and timely.

• Reviewing your office processes and protocols. What worked on regular times, may need to be reviewed now. Adapting to the times and need is vital to ensure to reduce unnecessary work and provide the needed safety to perform the role.

• Making sure that added responsibilities fall within the staff’s capabilities and available resources. This is a moment to redefined individual and team roles and expectations.

• Allowing your staff to participate in decisions and actions affecting their jobs. It is important to know how your staff feels and that they are heard.

You can start implementing them today.

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Important tips for COVID 19

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Many medical offices have established protocols for assisting patients in need of medical care. You should not be the last. Here we share some important tips:

• Triage patients utilizing your available resources such as telemedicine or telephone encounters.

• Keep yourself and staff updated with latest official clinical care information from the CDC and WHO.

• Train your staff on proper protocols to maintain safety. Sanitize general surfaces after each patient visit.

• Place a front-door sign to inform patients and visitors that they need to notify your staff via telephone prior to coming to your office if they meet the Covid-19 risk criteria. If the office is closed, update voicemail messages to address telephone assessment, telemedicine, and how to reach the physician in the event of an emergency.

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