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On March 13, CMS posted a fact sheet to the cms.gov website to aid Medicare providers, billers and coders with information relating to the pricing of both the CDC and non-CDC coronavirus (COVID-19) tests.  
In a swift call to action, CMS has introduced a second HCPCS novel coronavirus lab test code for you to add to revenue billing cycles and released three fact sheets that spell out public and private health care insurance coverage policies.
When coding under a risk-adjustment paradigm, capturing the full range of a patient’s chronic conditions takes on elevated importance. That’s because your payments, and ultimately your coding compliance, may be impacted.

Providers in four states get an opportunity to join the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program (CPC+) and become an advanced alternative payment model (APM).

Listen closely -- new clinical guidelines call for prompt intervention when providers encounter impacted cerumen and ongoing patient education about ear hygiene, among other recommendations.

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