New COVID-19 Vaccine Codes Released, Effective Pending FDA Approval
AMA has released a series of new, unique CPT Category I codes for use in reporting COVID-19 FDA approved vaccines. The codes will become active as soon as the FDA approves the first two COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna.
CMS Adds New HCPCS COVID-19 Lab Code
CMS is adjusting its payment policy for COVID-19 laboratory tests starting in Jan 1, 2021 in order to incentivize high throughput COVID-19 laboratory test results and ensure turnaround of results are provided in a clinically meaningful timeframe.
ICD-10-CM Code Changes Effective October 1, 2020
Over 490 new ICD-10-CM code changes were announced by the CDC on July 1, 2020, effective October 1,2020. The updated ICD-10-CM coding guidelines outline how diseases related to vaping and COVID-19 should be properly coded.
CDT 2021 Updates Include New Codes for Coronavirus and Vaping
The American Dental Association® (ADA) will add 28 new CDT codes effective January 1, 2021, along with seven (7) code revisions, four (4) code deletions and 22 editorial changes. Among the new CDT code additions for 2021 are two (2) new coronavirus testing codes and a code related to counseling for the control and prevention of adverse oral, behavioral, and systemic health effects associated with high-risk substance use.
Context 4 Healthcare and vendor partner VBA Host a Webinar on Reference-Based Pricing
Context 4 Healthcare and VBA co-host webinar on Reference-Based Pricing.