CMS Adds and Updates Place of Service Telemedicine Codes
On January 1, 2022, CMS’s Place of Service (POS) Workgroup added new POS code 10, with description "Telehealth Provided in Patient’s Home". Simultaneously, the established POS code 02 description was changed to "Telehealth Provided Other than in Patient’s Home".
Effective dates now known for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, AstraZeneca vaccine coming
Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccine codes receive effective dates, AstraZeneca vaccine assigned procedure codes but not yet effective.
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.