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COVID-19 Billing Guide

COVID-19 Billing Guide

There are 11 new CPT codes for COVID-19 vaccines. Each vaccine has a specific vaccine administration code. The appropriate administration code is chosen based on the type of vaccine and which dose in the schedule (first or second dose) the patient receives. CPT Code...

Emergency Operations Plans – Your Best Defense

Emergency Operations Plans – Your Best Defense

An emergency operations plan (EOP) is your best defense against a disaster, lawsuit, and repetitional damage. In 2017, CMS outlined to17 healthcare entities that to participate in CMS, they must have a plan. Though physician practices are not part of the 17, it is...

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) Will Fade Away

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) Will Fade Away

On the day that President Biden was sworn into office, the public health emergency (PHE) was set to expire, but the Department of Health & Human Services extended the emergency declaration for another 90 days, to April 20, 2021. This represents the fourth time...

First Proposed HIPAA Privacy Rules Changes in 8 Years

First Proposed HIPAA Privacy Rules Changes in 8 Years

In a response to the healthcare community’s desire to lessen the administrative burden on HIPAA covered entities, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a request of information (RFI) in December of 2018. Two years later, after this RFI comment period closed, the OCR...

What to Do If Your Practice is Subjected to a Coding Audit

What to Do If Your Practice is Subjected to a Coding Audit

A coding audit can be immensely stressful.  Even though many practices do well, there are cases (some of them rather well known) involving fraudulent behavior which result in large recoupments and overpayment extrapolations.  How well you’ll do depends at least in...

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