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Wednesday Jan 06, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines coding guide

The CPT Editorial Panel has approved unique codes for multiple COVID-19 vaccines, as well as administration codes for each dose of those vaccines.


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Posted at 11:45PM Jan 06, 2021 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 05, 2021

More new CPT codes approved for COVID-19 vaccines

The CPT Editorial Panel has approved a new unique code for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.


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Posted at 11:45PM Jan 05, 2021 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 04, 2021

UnitedHealthcare modifies telehealth reimbursement policy for 2021

UHC, one of the nation's largest insurers, has instituted a new place of service coding requirement and other changes.


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Posted at 11:45PM Jan 04, 2021 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 21, 2020

COVID-19: New ICD-10 codes for the new year

The new codes will change prior CDC guidelines for reporting certain encounters.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 21, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 17, 2020

The new Medicare G code: Everything you need to know to take advantage of it

On Dec. 21, Congress delayed implementation of the primary care add-on code, G2211, for three years as part of the 2020 Year End Funding Bill and COVID-19 Emergency Funding, and it applied the savings to increase Medicare base payments for all services and specialties by an additional 3.75%.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 08, 2020

2021 Medicare physician fee schedule has good news for family medicine

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized simplified rules for billing and coding E/M visits and increased values for several codes.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 08, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 07, 2020

First COVID-19 vaccine CPT codes published

The first COVID-19 vaccine and administration codes are for products produced by Pfizer and Moderna.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 07, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 07, 2020

Regulatory relief coming for Stark and anti-kickback self-referral laws

The changes include new safe harbor protections for coordinated care and value-based payment arrangements.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 07, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 23, 2020

Tips for using total time to code E/M office visits in 2021

Some tips for coding using total time under the new rules for E/M office visits that take effect Jan. 1, plus an example of a visit well-suited for time-based coding.


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Posted at 11:45PM Nov 23, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Sunday Nov 22, 2020

Haven't received your AAPM bonus? There's still time to fix your billing info

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to Dec. 13. Check this public notice to find out if you need to verify your info.


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Posted at 11:45PM Nov 22, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

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