This week’s Medicare updates include a new website devoted to price transparency, clarifications on guidance related to emergency preparedness requirements, updated COVID-19 blanket waivers for teaching hospitals, and more!
Q: During an outpatient visit, a nurse reviews the patient’s medical history and a physician performs an examination in the presence of the nurse. If you adhere to the 2021 E/M guidelines and use time as the controlling factor for code selection, can you report one E/M code for these shared services?
For case managers, working with patients experiencing homelessness is always a challenge. But now, amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many fear the problem will soon grow exponentially worse.