Apr 19th, 2021
U.S. halt on the use of J&J’s coronavirus vaccine continues while federal health officials study rare adverse events. An independent advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet again this week to resume deliberations about the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during ...
Apr 12th, 2021
The FDA grants emergency use authorization for at-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. On March 5, 2021, Cue Health received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter (OTC) Use. The nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) detects the RNA of SARS-CoV-2, the ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2021
Make sure your practice’s billing for communication technology-based services is compliant before the OIG comes calling. For providers billing communication technology-based services (CTBS) with no video capabilities — that is, an audio-only phone call — the coding options are either virtual check-ins or telephone e-visits. Many practices have misinterpreted the guidelines and have been billing ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2021
Know when to use remote physiologic monitoring codes and what to look out for when you do. Along with accelerating the adoption of telehealth and telemedicine, the COVID-19 pandemic has also seen increased implementation of remote physiologic monitoring (RPM). That means coders documenting patients with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, or chronic obstructive pulmonary ...
Mar 24th, 2021
The healthcare sector added 20,000 jobs in February 2021. Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect overall employment in the United States, February showed a small upward shift in employment in the healthcare sector to the tune of 20,000 jobs. This small bump, however, did little to affect the 6.2 percent unemployment rate. According to ...