Click HERE to download the November 2020 Newsletter PDF
Health Plans: In order to prevent potential claim issues with billing for your practice. Please send us a roster of your providers so we can see which providers are not credentialed with ASPA that are in your practice. This will also be used to compare and verify that all of your providers are with the same Health Plans. Please contact Karen Ellington at email@example.com for any questions or concerns
Site Review needed for all of your locations:
Due to the COVID-19, ASPA is requesting you to complete a self-Site Review of your office/offices to keep your practice up to date and compliant with the current Health Plans, Credentialing and CMS/Medicare guidelines. If you receive a request for a site visit, please fill out the Site Review Form the best you can along with an updated CLIA waiver, last fire inspection date and the EPI expiration and current W-9. Please send this self-evaluation back as soon as possible, otherwise we will not be compliant. Please be sure to do this for all of your locations/sites.
ASPA / Wellvana:
Our Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) is working to add new Value Based Contracts and services to help our practices stay independent. For more information please contact Monique Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraud Waste and Abuse; HIPPA, and general compliance training must be done annually. All employees, and providers are required to complete these trainings. Trainings offered:
MedTrainer is the all-in-one compliance software that brings the tools together that you need to streamline and automate processes for your Healthcare Organization. https://medtrainer.com/ or 1-888-337-0288. There is a charge through Med Trainer, they offer many compliance trainings, more than 150 online course topics,including OSHA, HIPAA and CMS, that staff can complete individually or in a group.
AMA Announces Vaccine-specific CPT Codes for Coronavirus Immunizations: Nov. 10, 2020
You can copy and paste the link to your browser. Good information with all of the CPT codes.
Pfizer announced their new Covid-19 Vaccine. According to the reports, they hope to have 25 million doses available by the end of the year and 680 million doses by mid-2021. Attached is information on storage requirements of the vaccines possibly coming to the market. Please see these articles for more details.