On December 28, 2020, CMS announced that the 2% Payment Adjustment (Sequestration) for Medicare FFS Claims have been suspended through March: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act suspended the payment adjustment percentage of 2% applied to all Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims from May 1 through December 31.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,…Read More
On December 3, 2020, the CDC announced six (6) new ICD10 diagnosis codes to identify conditions resulting from COVID-19. These ICD10 Codes will become effective on January 1, 2021. The new codes are: Z11.52 – Encounter for screening for COVID-19 Z20.822 – Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19 Z86.16 – Personal history of COVID-19…Read More
CMS released a set of toolkits for providers, states and insurers to help the health care system prepare to swiftly administer the vaccine once it is available. These resources are designed to increase the number of providers that can administer the vaccine and ensure adequate reimbursement for administering the vaccine in Medicare, while making it clear…Read More
The AMA has announced new CPT codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available in the United States market. Among these is a new code to describe the additional supplies and clinical staff time required to mitigate transmission of respiratory infectious disease while providing evaluation, treatment, or procedural services during a…Read More