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CMS Expands Medicare Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

CMS Expands Medicare Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing commitment to increasing access to vaccinations and improving health equity, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding opportunities for people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in their home. To ensure Medicare beneficiaries...

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COVID-19 Vaccines Additional Doses: Codes & Payment

COVID-19 Vaccines Additional Doses: Codes & Payment The FDA amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for both the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (PDF) and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (PDF) to allow for an additional dose in certain immunocompromised people. Effective August 12, 2021, CMS will pay to administer additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines...

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COVID-19: EUA for Tocilizumab Monoclonal Antibody Product

COVID-19: EUA for Tocilizumab Monoclonal Antibody Product On June 24, the FDA released an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for tocilizumab, a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody product. CMS created new HCPCS codes, effective June 24, for tocilizumab and to administer it in the inpatient setting. Q0249: Long descriptor: Injection, tocilizumab, for...

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Cognitive Assessment: Resources for Providers

Cognitive Assessment: Resources for Providers Do you have a patient with a cognitive impairment? Medicare covers a separate visit for a cognitive assessment so you can more thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning. The Cognitive Assessment & Care Plan Services (CPT code 99483) typically start with...

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Breaking News: CMS Releases 2022 Home Health Payment Rule

CMS Releases 2022 Home Health Payment Rule At the end of the business day Monday, June 28, CMS released its Fiscal Year 2022 Home Health payment proposed rule. The announcement was characterized as “CMS to Improve Home Health Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.” It begins the...

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