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Starting April 1, you’ll have new ICD-10-CM Z codes to report if you find the patient you are treating is partially vaccinated or unvaccinated for COVID-19.
 
 
CMS is following through on a previous Biden executive order and will publish on Nov. 5 an interim final rule requiring all health care staff in facilities paid with federal funds -- that is, “approximately 76,000 providers" and "over 17 million health care workers across the country” -- to be vaccinated against COVID by Dec. 5, 2021.

 
 
The final 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule is out, and the terms are in: Medical practices will confront key updates to split/shared services, critical care episodes and billing privileges, as well as a cut to the conversion factor that trims it nearly 4%.
 
 
Take a first glimpse of the 2022 CPT code set. The annual update, released by the AMA, reveals hundreds of code changes, including more than 240 new codes that usher in a batch of care management services, surgical procedures and pathology and laboratory testing.
 
 
In a sprawling Part B fee schedule released today, CMS proposed a 4% decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, revised policies for numerous E/M services, physician assistant billing freedoms and a loosening of telehealth coverage policies.
 

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