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The AMA on June 25 issued three new CPT clinical lab codes – a new Category I microbiology code and two new proprietary “U” codes – to test patients for COVID-19.
 
Andrea Smith, practice manager for Constance M Chen, M.D., PC, a boutique plastic and reconstructive surgery office in New York City, tells Part B News how they're handling month four of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medicare issued an update to its COVID-19 fact sheet May 27, and it contains more answers your telehealth documentation and coding questions.The topics relevant to Part B billing range from modifier use to how to report a telehealth encounter if the practitioner or the patient experience technical difficulties.
 
The series of economic stimulus packages launched in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency has funneled billions of dollars to health systems and provider groups. Are you wondering where the money went?
 
When the pandemic came to the U.S., a Medicare scamster tried to add COVID-19 tests to her fraud portfolio, a U.S. Attorney charges.

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