Tag: FDA


Updated Booster Codes for COVID-19 Vaccine Released

Age determines who qualifies for the bivalent formulations from Pfizer and Moderna. On Aug. 31, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to include updated booster bivalent formulations. These latest formulations include messenger RNA components to help build immunity against both […]
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HRSA: Over 5M Claims Paid for Uninsured COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has paid over 5 million claims for COVID-19 vaccinations of uninsured Americans, according to a recent announcement. The claims were paid through the HRSA COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured, a program funded by pandemic-related legislation […]
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The Coding Conundrum: Vaping-Related Lung Injury

Confusion persists for the coding of vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating vaping-related illnesses that have recently been reported. There are 450 confirmed or suspected cases in 33 states. The first death was reported on Aug. 23, 2019, in Illinois. The concern has escalated to the point that the […]
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What the Presidential Budget Means for Medicare

President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget allows for $87.1 billion in discretionary budget authority and $1.2 trillion in mandatory funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) commands the lion’s share of HHS’s budget, the Trump administration has found ways to cut $395 million […]
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New Medicare Enrollment Application

There is a new version of the CMS-855I Medicare Enrollment Application, which physicians and non-physician practitioners may begin using immediately. Medicare Administrative Contractors will accept the previous version of the application (7/2011) through April 30, and then require you to use the new version (12/18). What’s Changed? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made the […]
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