Q: I am confused on the HIPAA rules for patients needing to show their driver’s license at the doctor’s office, hospital, or any other medical facility so the driver’s license can be scanned and put into their systems. I have refused to do that, but the facilities informed me that they were required by Medicare to scan the driver’s license. Is there a rule that clearly states that this is a requirement?
Q: When might it be appropriate to report computer-aided mapping of the cervix uteri using 2021 CPT add-on code 57465 (computer-aided mapping of cervix uteri during colposcopy, including optical dynamic spectral imaging and algorithmic quantification of the acetowhitening effect)?
CMS had a busy year. Tasked with responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE), it introduced a number of measures under the National Emergencies Act, which authorized the HHS secretary to waive or temporarily modify Medicare, Medicaid, and state Children's Health Insurance Programs according to national needs.