In the CMS-5531-IFC dated April 30, 2020, CMS has stated COVID-19 serology antibody testing will be coverable by the Medicare program because they fall under at least one Medicare benefit category. The serology test that detects antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVD-19, may potentially aid in identifying patients who have had an immune […]
In the CMS-5531-IFC Dated April 30, 2020, CMS confirmed new guidance for specimen collection services and payment. It is important for hospitals and physicians to review the applicable coding guidance summarized below and implement use for claims reporting as soon as possible. Hospital Outpatient CMS is creating a new E/M code to support COVID-19 testing […]
Effective January 1, 2019, CMS required that a hospital publish their chargemaster online for consumers. At the time it was made clear by CMS that this would be the first of potentially many initiatives geared toward increasing transparency around hospital and other provider fees. The goal of all of these changes is to improve the […]
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We continue to monitor CMS updates for coding and billing information that will assist our client laboratories and other hospital laboratories to stay abreast of COVID-19 coding and billing during this public health emergency (PHE). CMS continues to expand billing and clarification for COVID-19 testing for clinical diagnostic laboratories.
CMS guidance for telehealth is changing rapidly. In an effort to continue providing coding and billing assistance to Panacea’s clients and the provider community during this public health emergency (PHE), we are updating the Telehealth coding and billing guidance for providers (physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) and have created a listing of eligible codes not […]
We are all adjusting to a new reality in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We extend heartfelt sympathy to anyone impacted by the virus, and sincere gratitude to the healthcare workers and providers on the front lines battling this unprecedented disease. We’re reaching out to update you on how Panacea is approaching this situation.
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On March 18, 2020, the CDC announced the decision to implement in the United States use of new emergency temporary ICD-10-CM diagnosis code, U07.1 COVID-19, effective for use April 1, 2020 to facilitate coding of claims during this pandemic.
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Panacea is providing guidance for institutional (facility) billing during this public health emergency. Hospitals will need to take additional steps to ensure coding and billing are appropriate during this time. For the most part, billing for telehealth services has not changed with exception of the information provided below. HCPCS code Q3014 (Telehealth facility fee) describes […]
In an effort to provide coding and billing assistance to Panacea’s clients and the provider community during this public health emergency, we have developed some general Telehealth coding and billing guidance and listing of eligible codes not only permitted for use by Medicare and Medicaid but at least two major payers (UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross […]