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News - Billing & Coding for COVID-19

March 15, 2020


Latest Code Updates for Testing

CPT

    • 87635 - Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique. 

Earlier this month the American Medical Association announced the approval of a new CPT code to describe lab testing for COVID-19. This code is effective immediately and will help to efficiently report and track testing services related to COVID-19 and will streamline the reporting and reimbursement for this test in the United States.

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[Video] JW Modifier - Drug Wastage Policy

August 17, 2017

We're more than halfway through 2017 and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)'s drug wastage policy update. If you're like many healthcare providers, you still have a few unanswered questions. You're in luck!

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Professional Coders: 6 Lessons Learned from March Madness

March 14, 2017

Today marks the first official day of March Madness. Basketball fans rejoice!

Brackets are still intact – the Cinderella of the ball has yet to emerge – buzzer beater upsets leave us asking from more.

Not surprisingly, the game of basketball is also a great metaphor for the revenue cycle:

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