Non-Prescription COVID Tests

FDA Authorizes Non-Prescription COVID Tests

The FDA grants emergency use authorization for at-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. On March 5, 2021, Cue Health received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their...
revenue cycle automation

Third of Hospitals, Systems Don’t Use Revenue Cycle Automation

April 14, 2021 - About one-third of hospitals and health systems do not use revenue cycle automation, according to a new survey. The survey commissioned by AKASA was conducted through the Healthcare Financial...
2% Medicare Sequestration Cuts Delayed Through End of 2021

2% Medicare Sequestration Cuts Delayed Through End of 2021

April 19, 2021 - A two percent cut to Medicare reimbursement will be paused until the end of the year, CMS recently announced. The announcement via the MLN Connects newsletter on April 16th...
Home Discharge Program Prevents Hospital Readmission For ED Patients

Home Discharge Program Prevents Hospital Readmission For ED Patients

By Hannah Nelson May 07, 2021 - An at-home discharge service piloted at Penn Medicine successfully prevented hospital readmission in nine out of 10 emergency department patients, according to a study published in Healthcare...
price transparency rule

Major Hospitals Still Not Complying with Price Transparency Rule

Many of the largest hospitals in the country are still not complying with a new price transparency rule that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, according to a new analysis. Nearly...
Coverage of Non-Prescription COVID Tests

Coverage of Non-Prescription COVID Tests

In the recent article FDA Authorizes Non-Prescription COVID Tests, AAPC reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for at-home, over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests. On...
Care Management Services Coding Tips

RPM Care Management Services Coding Tips

Know when to use remote physiologic monitoring codes and what to look out for when you do. Along with accelerating the adoption of telehealth and telemedicine, the COVID-19 pandemic has also seen...
CPT Codes for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine & Administration

CPT Codes for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine & Administration

By Jacqueline LaPointe May 05, 2021 - The American Medical Association (AMA) has created unique Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine and its administration. The vaccine from Novavax Inc. has yet...
New Codes, Rates for COVID-19 Therapeutics

Monoclonal Antibodies – New Codes and Rates for COVID-19 Therapeutics

Healthcare providers administering monoclonal antibodies to Medicare patients with COVID-19 will soon see an increase in reimbursement, especially if providing this service in an unconventional setting. For dates of service (DOS) on...
Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy Treatment for COVID-19

COVID-19 virus was first identified in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. It was then declared a global pandemic in March of 2020. With new diseases it takes time for scientists...