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.