Coding and Billing Resources for Coronavirus COVID-19

Important information that provides current coding and billing updates from all of the regulatory agencies for our clients and the provider community during this public health emergency (PHE).

We will continue to update this page as new guidance is received and reviewed by our senior healthcare consultants.

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COVID-19 Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Physician Supervision Rules
Posted, April 30, 2020

In response to the comments received from the CMS-1744-IFC issued March 26, 2020, there are several updates related to Telehealth and/or Telemedicine and the Physician Supervision Rules.

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COVID-19 Antibody and Antigen Testing
Posted, April 30, 2020

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.

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Modifications to Hospital Outpatient Services During COVID PHE
Posted, April 30, 2020

CMS is increasing access to telehealth for Medicare patients. What this means for hospitals is they will be permitted to code and bill during the PHE for services to which allowed physicians and practitioners employed by the hospital perform a face-to-face visit via telehealth service for a registered outpatient of the hospital.

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COVID-19 Specimen Collection for Hospitals & Physicians
Posted, April 30, 2020

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.

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COVID-19 Documentation, Coding and Billing Update Handout
Posted, April 24, 2020

Download a pdf from the webinar.

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COVID-19 Documentation, Coding and Billing webinar Q&A Follow-Up
Posted, April 24, 2020

Download a copy of the responses to the questions that were submitted during and after the COVID-19 Documentation, Coding and Billing Update Webinar.