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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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13 Spooky Halloween ICD-10 Codes

October 13, 2017

In honor of Friday the 13th, beware of these spooky codes popping up this month. We've unmasked 13 ICD-10 codes which best embody the Halloween spirit.

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3 Tips to Prepare for ICD-10 Right Now

October 05, 2015

Past delays have left Providers wary of the impending ICD-10 transition date, currently set as October 1, 2015. Some groups are pushing for a delay, some are not. Some groups are ready; others are still compiling resources to prepare their staff. No matter the stance or preparedness, all providers seem to have one thought in common - the uncertainty of the ICD-10 deadline.

However, with the recent passing of the Medicare reform package (SRG bill) that made no mention of an ICD-10 delay, most organizations closely following ICD-10 believe the October 1 transition date will stand firm.  At this stage, providers should actively test with their vendors and major payers and ensure contingency plans are in place.

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How Tracking Payer Turnaround Will Benefit Your Business Office — OS inc.

July 13, 2015

Do you know your payers' average turnaround times? Using analytics to pinpoint payment speed can mean big benefits for your business office.

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