COVID-19 billing and coding
CMS updated it's novel coronavirus (COVID-19) billing and coding FAQs on April 9 to mirror recent rules, new waivers, and emergency regulations. The new and updated FAQs address payment for specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, and health facility services which include brief enlargement web sites. Independent laboratories will be paid...
Medicare Updates
Guidance for Processing Attestation Statements from Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) Temporarily Enrolling as Hospitals for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency On April 3, CMS published a Memorandum to state survey business enterprise directors concerning how ASCs can briefly join as a sanatorium for the duration of the...
The estimated reading time is less than a minute. AHIMA has launched an on-demand webinar designed to help outpatient coders get up to speed on inpatient COVID-19 coding. “Inpatient COVID-19 Coding and CDI Training: Cross-train your outpatient coder” will be presented by Maria...
The implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act waives cost-sharing (coinsurance and deductibles) for COVID-19 testing-related services.  The Act is a bit convoluted (as most Acts are) so the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) breaks down what it all means for Medicare Part B claims in a...
Aid comes in the form of volunteers, assessment deadlines, and more. Hospices’ new ability to use face-to-face physician encounters performed via telehealth for recertifications is a major step. But Medicare is offering relief in other areas as well. “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking historic and unprecedented...