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Codes and reporting guidelines are updated frequently as changes are made to meet the requirements of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Our COVID-19 cheatsheet is updated as code changes become available. Be sure to also visit payer websites frequently for changes in policies that may affect your organization. Articles, tips, and resource links can also provide additional information as well as the other links available from this topics page.

New COVID Vaccine Codes Released 2021 (Sept-Oct)

Official ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline Changes Released 2021 (October)

New Codes for COVID Booster Vaccine & Monoclonal Antibody Products Released 2021 (May-July)

COVID-19 Vaccines - New Codes for 2021 Released 2021/03/10

AMA Announces Two CPT Codes for the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Released 2021/02/01

Additional COVID Vaccine Codes Announced Released 2020/12/17

AHIMA: FAQ's regarding ICD-10/PCS Coding for COVID-19 Revised 2020/08/05

CPT® reporting for COVID-19 testing (ama-assn.org) Updated May 6, 2020

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CDC - Coronavirus Disease-2019

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OIG - COVID-19 Portal

OIG - COVID-19 Portal

Policy Statements and Guidance

OIG - COVID-19 Policy Statements and Guidance

NAMAS - COVID-19 Resources

NAMAS - COVID-19 Resource Page

PMI - COVID-19 Resources

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AHIMA COVID-19 News & Resources

AHIMA COVID-19 News & Resources

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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

COVID-19 Vaccines

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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