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Volume 21.03

Registration is now officially open for the 2021 Financial Management Conference (FMC 2021), the only conference designed specifically for financial professionals in the industry.  FMC 2021 is where future leaders build their careers and where the current leaders go to stay on top.

This year, you have two ways to attend.  Join hundreds of your colleagues, live and in-person in Chicago, August 1 – 3, or access the digital platform, August 9 – September 9, from the convenience of your home or office.

Learn from the top experts and network with the leading companies and executives at the must-attend event of the year for financial professionals. Invest in your career and your business at FMC!

As a sponsor of FMC 2021, we are pleased to offer you a 10% savings on your full in-person or digital conference registration.  Simply use promo code HEALTHGROUP10PERCENT, to receive your exclusive discount.  Register today!

The Health Group, LLC will be exhibiting at the event and William T. (Ted) Cuppett will be presenting.  We look forward to seeing you there.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries.

<p “>Medicare will pay an additional $35 per dose for COVID-19 vaccine administration in a beneficiary’s home, increasing the total payment amount for at-home vaccination from approximately $40 to approximately $75 per administration.

The additional in-home payment is available when:

  • The patient has difficulty leaving the home to get the vaccine, which could mean any of these:
    • They have a condition, due to an illness or injury, that restricts their ability to leave home without a supportive device or help from a paid or unpaid caregiver.
    • They have a condition that makes them more susceptible to contracting a pandemic disease like COVID-19.
    • They are generally unable to leave the home, and if they do leave home it requires a considerable and taxing effort.
  • The patient is hard-to-reach because they have a disability or face clinical, socioeconomic, or geographical barriers to getting a COVID-19 vaccine in settings other than their home.  These patients face challenges that significantly reduce their ability to get vaccinated outside the home, such as challenges with transportation, communication, or caregiving.

Unlike the requirements under the Medicare home health benefit, you or another allowed practitioner do not need to certify that the Medicare patient is homebound, but you must document in the patient’s medical record their clinical status or the barriers they face to getting the vaccine outside the home.

More information on Medicare payment for COVID-19 vaccine administration – including a list of billing codes, payment allowances and effective dates – is available here.