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Answers to Some of the Most Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Billing Thanks to the prevalence of the disease, rapidly developing guidelines and treatment processes, and vaccines, COVID-19 is raising a lot of questions regarding medical billing and coding. The national public health emergency that was declared in March of 2020 created a huge push…

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Now that Johnson and Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine has been given an emergency use authorization (EUA), the US will see many more immunizations being given. Unlike Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, which require two doses, the new one only requires one shot and will be much easier to distribute because it only requires normal refrigeration temperatures for…

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CPT Codes Continue to Be Updated for COVID-19 Early in the spread of the pandemic, it became clear that medical approaches, as well as tests for the virus and eventually medicines and vaccines, would be developing and changing, which meant medical billing codes would have to be modified to allow practitioners to get paid appropriately….

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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…