Jun 14th, 2019
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation June 13 removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. Religion is no longer a viable excuse for not immunizing children in the state. “The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe. This administration has ...
Mar 14th, 2019
The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a press release March 13 to announce its latest advocacy for vaccination: As some technology companies have announced steps to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued a letter to the CEOs of six of the country’s leading social media and technology companies ...
Jul 18th, 2018
Ever since the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in western Africa, vaccines are being developed; however, there are still no vaccines or drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fight it. The good news is the World Health Organization (WHO) published information about a collaborative Ebola vaccine effort between the ...
In Billing
Feb 16th, 2015
by: Susan Theuns, PA-C, CPC, CHC Consistent with recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its coverage for Pneumococcal Vaccinations from a “once in a lifetime benefit” to a two vaccine benefit. The new coverage was effective February 2, 2014 and can be applied retroactively ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC Angela “Annie” Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT Editor’s note: Health care reform brings a number of new concepts to coding, billing, compliance, and practice management. The most far reaching—especially from an organizational point of view—are accountable care organizations (ACOs). Below is the first ...