If COVID-19 has taken frontline clinicians and public health experts by surprise, you can be sure the same is true of billing and coding professionals. JUCM has brought you updates as often as possible (see The Impact of Public Health Emergency on Revenue Cycle Management by Monte Sandler, executive vice president, revenue cycle management for Experity, for example), but as the situation evolves so must your approach. So, Experity and the Urgent Care Association collaborated on an electronic “living document” that will be updated as needed. Coding During the Public Health Emergency offers up-to-date codes for Positive Diagnosis of COVID-19 and related manifestations (eg, pneumonia); No Definitive Diagnosis of COVID-19 in Symptomatic Patients (eg, with cough, shortness of breath, rigors); Possible Exposure to COVID-19 (related to observation for suspected exposure); and various testing services. You can view the regularly updated document here.
A Novel Virus Demands a Novel Approach to Billing and Coding. Are You Up to Speed?