In Coding
Mar 16th, 2021
New payment rates are effective immediately. The Medicare payment amount for administering the COVID-19 vaccine is increased, effective March 15, 2021. The national average for physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and other immunizers to administer the COVID-19 vaccine is now approximately $12 more for the administration of single-dose vaccines and $35 more for the administration of two-dose ...
In Coding
Mar 1st, 2021
During this initial outlay of vaccine for the novel coronavirus, quality data is essential. On Jan. 21, 2020, the United States was just learning about the threat of a novel coronavirus — severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) — and the disease it causes, named shortly thereafter coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A month later, ...
Feb 26th, 2021
Medicare releases two new codes for combination bamlanivimab and etesevimab — the third FDA-approved COVID-19 antibody therapy. Our arsenal of treatment options for COVID-19 expands once again. On Feb. 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two new HCPCS Level II codes for Eli Lilly’s antibody cocktail. This comes after the U.S. ...
In Billing
Feb 24th, 2021
Are you working off the latest list of codes applicable for modifier CS? During the public health emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, patients’ Medicare Part B cost sharing (coinsurance and deductible) is waived for certain healthcare services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains a list of codes to which the cost-sharing waiver applies, ...
Feb 1st, 2021
Automate your phone responses for COVID-19 vaccine questions...