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CMS Creates New Code for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test


COVID-19 testing coverage is expanding with a new code which became effective on April 4, 2022. From that date until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medicare is conducting a COVID-19 Test demonstration “to find out if Medicare payment for OTC COVID-19 tests will improve access to testing and result in Medicare savings or other program improvements.”

Telehealth: The Current PHE Status and What to Expect


Coming soon is the possible end of the PHE. Will it be extended? How does the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 impact the PHE, and where does telehealth fit into all of this? The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is slated to end this week on Thursday, April...

Audit News Exacerbates Healthcare Crisis


No good news is not good news. Last week brought some news that may have significant financial consequences for many providers. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program that funded care for uninsured patients with COVID-19 will run out of money and stop accepting claims on March...

2022-03-10-MLNC - COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: Revised Emergency Use Authorization for EVUSHELD


News - COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: Revised Emergency Use Authorization for EVUSHELD - Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals - Quality Payment Program: 2020 Performance Information on Care Compare - Skilled Nursing Facilities: Submit Technical Expert Panel Nominations by March 16 ...

Vaccine Mandates & Your Practice


Staff vaccination requirements and who they apply to could greatly affect your organization. What does the Supreme court ruling mean for you.

Are You Keeping up with the Official ICD-10-CM Guideline Changes for COVID-19?


The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) has made it interesting and challenging for organizations to keep an eye on the evolving changes to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Have you been keeping up with these changes?

Five Major ICD-10-CM Changes That Can Effect Your Organization


Have you had a chance to review the new ICD-10-CM codes for FY 2022? Did you know that many payers do not want to see unspecified codes when there is a possibility for better data? How adept are you at assigning and sequencing COVID-19 codes? Take a minute to review 5 of the major changes to the FY2022 ICD-10-CM code updates and claim your chance to watch our most recent webinar where we review the newest code updates.

New Codes for Pediatric COVID Vaccinations


On October 6, 2021, the AMA released three new codes to track COVID-19 vaccinations in the pediatric population.

New Codes for COVID Booster Vaccine & Monoclonal Antibody Products


New codes have been announced for the COVID-19 booster vaccine, Novavax vaccine, and monoclonal antibody treatment.

COVID-19 Vaccines


To accommodate the new COVID-19 immunizations the CPT editorial panel has approved 11 Category I codes. Watch for new and revised guidelines and parenthetical notes with these codes. For example; which administration codes should be used with the vaccine codes and the NCD codes applicable to the dose being administered. These ...

COVID Vaccinations — FREE Legal and Ethical Considerations Webinar


Learn about legal and ethical implications of the COVID-19 vaccine with this free webinar held on Wednesday, February, 24, 2021.

New Procedure Codes for the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine


On January 19, 2021, the AMA announced two new CPT codes for reporting the Janssen Pharmaceutica (a division of Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine. Of course, just as with the other COVID-19 vaccines, they must be given FDA approval for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to be administered before the codes can be reported. As is ...

AMA Announcement of Additional COVID Vaccine Codes and Guideline Changes in December


On Friday, December 17, 2020, the AMA announced several changes in relation to the addition of new codes for the COVID-19 vaccine under development by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford. Codes 91302, 0021A, and 0022A were published on the AMA website and will be effective once they have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.

ICD-10 Code Updates for January 1st


Be aware that new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes took effect on January 1, 2021. Rarely have ICD-10-CM codes been released in January, but as you may have guessed, these changes are in relation to COVID-19. The information in this article will help your organization understand these changes.

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