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Part 2: CMS announces new ICD-10-PCS codes to capture COVID-19 therapeutics

August 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Beth Wolf, MD, Julie Salomon, BSN, RN, Sue Belley, RHIA

By now you are probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued 12 new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes on July 30 for treatment of patients with COVID-19, […]

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CMS announces new ICD-10-PCS codes to capture COVID-19 therapeutics — effective August 1

July 31st, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

I spoke too soon when I said in a previous blog that there was nothing unusual about this year’s ICD-10-PCS update. It was not to be, not this year. According […]

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Social determinants of health in the time of COVID-19

June 19th, 2020 / By Amanda Steffon

It has been over 100 years since the Spanish Flu spread across the globe. Although we cannot make a direct comparison between then and now, there are contributing factors in […]

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For the time-challenged: ICD-10 FY 2021 update summary

June 15th, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Time is seriously weird stuff. 2020 so far has had that dream/nightmare quality that is somehow fast and slow at the same time. My memory of February, only four months […]

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2021 ICD-10-CM updates: Looking ahead to October

June 5th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Just when you started to get comfortable with the 2020 ICD-10-CM changes, CMS has published their list of proposed diagnosis code updates for October. Is it really that time of […]

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HCPCS codes provide safe patient/provider communication in days of COVID-19

May 27th, 2020 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

In early 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic was etched into the fabric of our daily lives, CMS developed two new HCPCS codes: G2010 and G2012. These codes were developed for […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Telemedicine: Enhancing access to improve outcomes

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Hello and welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle podcast. This is your host Dr. Gordon Moore. Today, we are going to revisit a previous podcast with Barbara Johnston, who […]

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COVID-19, care homes and infection management: It’s time for outcomes measures

May 15th, 2020 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In a prior blog, we highlighted the results of our research into patient outcomes, potentially preventable admissions (PPAs) and emergency room visits (PPVs)1among nursing home residents. In that research, we […]

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Article: Coding Corner: E/M Changes Afoot

With Barbara Aubry, RN

This article from Barbara Aubry details the key elements of the E/M changes for 2021.

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Remote patient monitoring in the time of COVID-19

April 24th, 2020 / By Victoria Sharp, MD, MBA

I find myself worrying about the health of my family, friends and work colleagues in this time of COVID-19. We are social distancing and some states are in lockdown mode. […]

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Telemedicine: Virtual health care during COVID-19

April 6th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Back in February, I wrote a blog about telemedicine, precisely about the benefits and some coding specifics. At that time, I had no idea COVID-19 would become so prevalent and […]

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CDC announces April 1 implementation of ICD-10-CM COVID-19 code

March 18th, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

March 23 update: CMS has posted a one-page summary document outlining the ICD-10 MS-DRG code assignment and definitions for the new COVID-19 code, effective for discharges on or after April 1, […]