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Upcoming Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Coding

COVID-19 Vaccine Coding Updates: What You Need to Know

An Oncoming Wave of 70+ Coding Revisions Is Approaching. Starting from November 1st, the American Medical Association is eliminating nearly all of the COVID-19 vaccine-related CPT® codes that were developed over the past several years. Instead, there will be a more concise set of product codes and a solitary administration code to replace them. What […]
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COVID-19 Codes Brought Multitude of Post-Acute Conditions

The spotlight is on your revenue cycle’s coding team as COVID-19 reporting sheds light on a multitude of post-acute conditions brought on by the virus. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open found that between October 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022, providers used ICD-10-CM code U09.9 (post-COVID-19 […]
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New COVID-19-Related ICD-10-CM Codes Take Effect

International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) broke from the usual release schedule and implemented the following six new codes related to COVID-19 on Jan. 1 and issued accompanying guidelines. Z20.822 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19 For asymptomatic individuals with actual or suspected exposure to COVID-19, assign code Z20.822. For symptomatic […]
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CPT Codes for Multi-virus Tests

New CPT Codes for Multi-Virus Tests Detect COVID-19 and Flu

The American Medical Association (AMA) today published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for reporting medical services sparked by the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The update to the CPT code set was approved by the CPT Editorial Panel, the independent body convened […]
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FY21 ICD-10-CM – More Than Codes

The FY21 ICD-10-CM codes were released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 1, 2020.  The new and updated diagnosis codes are another part of the preparation for FY21 which begins on October 1, 2020. The final codes were very similar to the diagnosis codes that were released earlier this year. […]
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COVID-19 Antigen Testing

Coronavirus: AMA Releases New CPT Code for Antigen Tests

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), introducing a new code for reporting antigen testing of patients suspected to be infected with COVID-19. Approved on June 25 during a meeting of the CPT Editorial Panel, this update signifies a milestone in expediting the review of proposed changes […]
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19 Codes Used for COVID-19 Patients

At the onset of the pandemic, increasing use of three codes — 31500 for emergency intubations, 99291 for intensive care unit treatment and 99233 for complex hospital visits — reflected rising numbers of COVID-19 patients, according to Tony Mira, president and CEO of Anesthesia Business Consultants. ABC coding teams have captured a wide range of diagnoses […]
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