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Coding for COVID-19 Vaccines

New COVID Vaccine Codes Improve Accuracy & Boost Pay-up

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently issued 11 new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to help make your coding for COVID-19 vaccines more accurate – and hopefully improve your reimbursement. So if your practice is administering vaccines under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program — the only way to legally […]
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Reduce Legal Risk of Requiring COVID Vaccine for Practice Staff

Mandating vaccines for your practice may or may not be your choice, but how you transition to this trend is fraught with risk if not managed correctly. Between federal regulations, state requirements, and union contracts, it’s all too easy to make a mistake that can result in crippling lawsuits and stiff penalties – unless you […]
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Comply with State COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Deadlines

Before you spend hours debating whether to mandate your staff to get vaccinated for COVID-19, you should figure out if you really have a choice. It may not actually be up to you. covid vaccine mandate. As reports of new variants of the virus are all over the news, and data to suggest that infection […]
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New Employment Rules: COVID Vaccination Reasonable Exemptions

In May of this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance for employers related to offering and requiring employees with disabilities to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The term “disability” encompasses a variety of situations and conditions – many beyond those typically considered by employers. Unknowingly, you may be at a high risk […]
COVID-19 PTO leave sharing plan

Disaster Leave Sharing Plan Helps with COVID-19 PTO

With the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) and no new government guidance to replace it, knowing how to handle paid time off (PTO) requests related to COVID-19 is a challenge. You certainly want to ensure that your staff are okay, but you also have a business to run that requires you to […]
COVID-19 vaccination exemption

Skillfully Accommodate COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Requests

Update Notice: This information was reviewed for accuracy on May 19th,2021. This update reflects new guidance for vaccinated individuals provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on May 13, 2021. This new information is in blue text in the second paragraph below. A recent New Mexico case highlights that there are still a lot […]
Appointing a COVID-19 Workplace Coordinator

2021 New OSHA Rules: Who Should Be Your COVID-19 Workplace Coordinator?

New OSHA guidelines, issued January 29, 2021, focus on implementing a COVID-19 workplace prevention program. In addition to a variety of recommendations, the Agency calls for employers to designate a COVID-19 Workplace Coordinator who is the primary point of contact for all COVID-19 issues at your practice. WARNING: Don’t make the mistake of thinking that […]
COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Rules

Avoid Serious COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Errors

Once you get approved to be able to offer COVID-19 vaccines to your patients, there is one big issue that you must face before the vaccines arrive at your door. TEMPERATURE. The two most predominantly available vaccines must be freezing cold. The Pfizer vaccine must be kept colder than it gets in Antarctica (minus 70 […]
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OSHA Covid-19 Rules & Emergency Temporary Standard: Comply or Face Huge Penalties

Update Notice: As of July 21, 2021, healthcare businesses must be in full compliance with OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), including its guidelines for ventilation, physical barriers and training. Although the ETS is already in effect, the comment period is extended through August 20, 2021. Read more about the extended comment period and field inspection and […]
2021 FFCRA Update

FFCRA: Receive a Tax Break When You Give COVID-19-Related PTO

You can get a tax break when an employee is exposed to COVID-19 this Spring – or has to care for an ill child, and you compensate your staff for the time off. 2021 FFCRA Update. The mandatory paid time off that you had to provide under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired […]
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