Coronavirus

Public Health Emergency (PHE) extended.

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Secretary of Health and Human services, Alex Azar II renewed the determination of a public health emergency exists.  This PHE implemented January 27, 2020 will continue for another 90 days into January 2021.  This extends the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers, including flexibility of Telehealth services, [...]

2020-10-06T16:56:04+00:00Healthcare Compliance Blog|

Should we use B97.29 or U07.1 to report COVID-19?

Codes and assignments are changing so quickly during this public health emergency, and in the beginning there was not a specific ICD-10-CM code for our current strain of COVID. Under the circumstances, the CDC provided a document the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding encounters related to COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak 2/20/2020-3/31/2020 and that document [...]

2020-05-19T19:27:24+00:00Healthcare Compliance Blog|