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Operation Warp Speed and Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccine As a COVID-19 vaccine becomes closer, the big questions are who will get it and when? There has been some talk about it being widely available very soon, but most of the potential vaccines are not in clinical trials yet. Once a vaccine (or vaccines) becomes available,…

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Continues to Affect Many Aspects of Life The tragedy of the disease caused by the coronavirus is bad enough, but it isn’t the only way the virus is affecting Americans. Beyond the illness, the pandemic has affected how we go out, where we go, what we do, and who we do it…

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Top challenges facing physicians in 2020 Physicians face many challenges in addition to those of diagnosing and treating patients. This is especially true for those who are running their own practices, but even doctors in large institutions are not exempt from all of these stressors. COVID-19 and the resulting global pandemic have certainly increased pressure…

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How to Rebuild Patient Volume During the COVID-19 Crisis As soon as COVID-19 was determined to be causing a pandemic, and it arrived in the US shortly thereafter, medical facilities became the focus of a lot of the guidance on how to stay safe from catching the virus. “Stay home” was the message underlying most…

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Medical Billing Industry During stay-at-home orders, people were asked to cancel all but their essential appointments. Annual exams, teeth cleaning, and other health maintenance activities were put on hold. Being in the hospital not only takes up a bed that might be needed for COVID-19 care, it also potentially exposes…

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Midway Through 2020 the Question Remains—How Do We Live With COVID-19? The U.S. was spared the worst of the previous pandemics, and we were not prepared for this one. The rapidly spreading virus has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our lives from the way young children are schooled to how senior care…

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CMS Details the Use of CR and DR Codes for Medicare Billing It’s no secret that COVID-19 billing is challenging. Everything is new and changes are coming up fast. The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue multiple blanket waivers. These are intended…

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Hiring a Medical Billing Company During COVID 19 — 7 Top Things to Look For COVID-19 has brought about many changes in all aspects of health care, and they are coming fast. Doctors and scientists are on the ground working to find treatments, vaccines and hopefully a cure as soon as possible. The urgency of…

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Which Laboratories Require CLIA Certification for Covid-19 Testing? With the push to reopen the economy across the country, it is imperative that testing for COVID-19 is readily available, not only so that infected individuals can be isolated, but also for contact tracing. Identifying areas where the new coronavirus that causes the disease is spreading is…

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Telehealth Is Playing an Increasingly Important Role During Coronavirus in the USA The strict privacy regulations established by HIPAA have played a large part in restricting the use of electronic communications and platforms for medical interaction until recently. The rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic created a need to minimize contact with other people to cut down…