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You’ll find upheaval, opportunity and a sneak peek at looming documentation changes as a new Medicare payment rule addressing the COVID-19 crisis, issued March 31, breaks with numerous longstanding policy measures.
 
 
The new ICD-10-CM code U07.1 (COVID-19) takes effect today (April 1) and to help you use it, the government has issued new ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting specific to the code.
 
 
You’ll be able to test drive the 2021 guidelines for E/M office visits and report telephone E/M services during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an interim final rule released at the end of the day.
 
Medical practice backers and industry groups are cheering the $2.2 trillion stimulus plan that President Trump signed into law today to combat the severe economic consequences of the developing COVID-19 crisis.
 
Practices interested in how to code telehealth visits and encounters involving COVID-19 -- in light of recent waivers and policy changes -- can review 11 new coding scenarios released March 25 by the AMA.
 

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