Tag: CPT code 99072

2021 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule

Final 2021 Medicare Pay Schedule: What Physicians Need to Know

The 2021 Medicare physician payment schedule finalized an AMA-developed approach for less burdensome coding and documenting of office and outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also extended Medicare payment for many services delivered via telehealth at least until the end of calendar year 2021, but indicated that […]
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2021 CPT Code Changes

Master 2021 CPT Changes With This Expert Overview

CPT® 2021 includes 206 new codes, 69 revised codes, and 54 deleted codes. All sections of CPT® received changes in codes and guidelines, except Anesthesia. The most significant changes are to codes for office/other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M), prolonged services, breast repair and reconstruction, cardiovascular shunting procedures, and COVID-19 testing. Here is an overview […]
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New PPE Code

CPT/AMA Announces a New PPE code – But is it Payable?

Some third-party payers have reimbursed and will continue to reimburse providers for this new CPT code; others won’t. The American Medical Association (AMA) published a new CPT® code on Sept. 8 that accounts for extra provisions to ensure patient and provider safety during a public health emergency (PHE). The code is effective immediately: CPT 99072 – Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above […]
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New Codes for COVID Vaccine

AMA Unveils New Codes As COVID Vaccine Approval Looms

Federal approval of the Pfizer vaccine, believed to be better than 90 percent effective, could occur before the end of the month. When the long-awaited and much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in the U.S., a development that could take place before the end of the year, a set of new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes […]
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AMA Announces New CPT Codes as COVID-19 Advancements Expand

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set today, introducing two new codes to report medical services related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revision to the CPT code set has been sanctioned by the CPT Editorial Panel, an autonomous body assembled by the […]
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New CPT Codes for COVID-19

AMA Approves 2 New CPT Codes for COVID-19

One of the codes, CPT Code 99072, is for reporting additional supplies used to mitigate spread of the virus. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced, Sept. 8, two new Category I CPT® codes to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry brought about by the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The codes were approved […]
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