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HCPCS Codes for COVID-19 Specimen Collection

HCPCS Codes for COVID-19 Specimen Collection

Two new HCPCS Level II codes became effective March 1, 2020 for specimen collection COVID-19 testing for clinical diagnostic laboratories. G2023  Specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), any...

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CMS Provider Enrollment Relief Program

CMS Provider Enrollment Relief Program

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it is scaling back on provider enrollment restrictions. CMS is practicing its waiver authority for physicians and non-physician practitioners, or NPPs to help...

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Working From Home Tips

Working From Home Tips

With many of us working from home indefinitely due to COVID-19, it is important to know some tips and tricks to be productive while working from home. Here are some tips to make your home a bit more like work to help you stay mentally focused on your job: Have a...

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New Code for Vaping-Related Disorder

New Code for Vaping-Related Disorder

Vaping has become a trend within the past few years, and first started becoming popular as many people thought it was a better alternative to smoking cigarettes. The Center on Addiction defines Vaping as:  Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often...

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Medical Decision Making vs. Medical Necessity

Medical Decision Making vs. Medical Necessity

With clinician reimbursement, a high quality of evaluation and management documentation is needed. E/M services are the most vulnerable to billing errors due to the complication of selecting the proper code for the level of service if the documentation is not there....

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