Author "Deborah Marsh"

By Deborah Marsh
In CMS
Apr 21st, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created two new HCPCS Level II codes for lab tests that use high-throughput technologies to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The rate for these codes is $100, roughly twice the r...
By Deborah Marsh
In Coding
Apr 8th, 2020
Clinical diagnostic laboratories can identify specimen collection for COVID-19 testing using two new HCPCS Level II codes, effective March 1, 2020. Check Patient Location Before Coding Medicare posted these new specimen collection codes in a March 31,...
By Deborah Marsh
In Coding
Aug 20th, 2019
Know what to watch when coding bug bites, poison ivy, and heatstroke! Get ICD-10 pointers. Somehow it is mid-August already, and talk about 2020 code updates is buzzing. But summer 2019 isn’t done yet! How many of these warm-weather diagnoses have you...