Q: We have patients being admitted for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and most of them have a laundry list of various manifestations and complications. Do all manifestations and complications need to be reported in ICD-10-CM?
Q: As sports leagues attempt to make their return, many are going to be using daily COVID-19 testing as part of their protocol. Obviously, the leagues need to quarantine any individual who tests positive for the virus. But why is the covered entity that is performing the testing allowed to disclose a patient’s test results to the leagues?
Staying on top of coding guidelines for infectious diseases has never been more critical—or challenging. Review these questions on ICD-10-CM/PCS documentation and coding for infectious diseases including COVID-19, HIV, and related procedures.
CMS’ latest round of updates to its novel coronavirus FAQs on Medicare fee-for-service billing provides additional information on hospital billing for remote services, including a decision tree guiding hospitals through their options for billing for telemedicine.
Walgreen Co., the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, recently reported a breach that may have involved the protected health information (PHI) of more than 72,000 individuals, according to data in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach portal.
CMS released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) on August 3, introducing 39 new CPT codes, mainly for cardiovascular services. If finalized, the new codes will go into effect January 1, 2021.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upended the U.S. healthcare system in innumerable ways. Experts believe the new post-COVID-19 normal will not be exactly the same as it was pre-pandemic. For one, telehealth is here to stay.