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PFS Payment for Office & Outpatient E/M Visits

Effective January 1, for Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) payment of office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits (CPT codes 99201 through 99215), Medicare generally adopted the new AMA coding, language, and interpretive guidance framework. See the fact sheet (PDF) for more information, including: PFS payment of Medicare’s add-on codes for prolonged...

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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs for Employees and Employers

Reference these documents below as you navigate COVID-19 vaccination guidelines. Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs for Employers Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs for Employees   Related links: Covid-19 Related Products Latest News Information provided by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) on January 26, 2021

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2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application Deadline for COVID-19 has been Extended to February 1, 2021

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for COVID-19 related 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception applications to February 1, 2021. For the 2020 performance...

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ICD-10 Code Files for FY 2021

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, new ICD-10 codes are effective January 1: 21 procedure codes (ICD-10-PCS): CMS will implement new codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics, including monoclonal antibodies and vaccines for COVID-19 treatment 6 diagnosis codes (ICD-10-CM): CDC National Center for Health...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Moderna

On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for individuals 18 years of age and older. Review Moderna’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) regarding the limitations of...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Pfizer-BioNTech

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for individuals 16 years of age and older. Review Pfizer’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) regarding the limitations of authorized...

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