IMPORTANT: New coding rules allow you to get paid $25 each time your nurse collects a NEW PATIENT specimen (this includes COVID-19 testing) – previously 99211 was only for established patients. However, you must successfully meet new CMS requirements to access this added reimbursement.
This recent change is only one example of coding rule modifications that could mean added reimbursement in your pocket for COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis. A slew of new codes (e.g., G2023, 87426, 99072, 0011A, U07.1, Z86.19), along with murky guidance from CMS, makes getting paid for these services especially tricky – unless you know how. Coding COVID-19 Testing 2021.
This is where national coding expert and educator, Kim Huey MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, can help. During her online training, Kim will lay out exactly how and when you should use the multitude of new CPT codes, ICD-10 codes, and modifiers to ensure you are paid more of what you are rightfully due for COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis. This is especially important as the frequency of COVID-19 related services increase.
Here is just a peek at the practical, easily digestible advice you’ll receive by attending this online training on 2021 coding for COVID-19 collection, testing, diagnosis and vaccine administration:
- Collect $25 for each nurse new patient specimen collected using 99211 or G2063
- Get more COVID-19 claims paid with documentation that meets confirmed diagnosis definition (1)
- Accurately utilize CS modifier to remove patient deductibles and copayments
- Avoid cost-sharing waiver (CS modifier) mistakes to stop audit triggers
- Identify when to use new code 99072 for additional practice expense during the public health emergency
- Get paid for vaccine administration with new vaccine-specific CPT 0xxxA codes
- Audit-proof your COVID-19 diagnosis (1) testing and screening (Z11.59) claims
- Accurately apply modifiers CS, CR, DR, and 95 to cut down denials and boost pay up
- Determine when you can bill and get paid for COVID-19 testing during the global surgical period
- Prevent costly write-offs for virus (86769) and antibody testing (86328, 86769) cost sharing non-coverage
- Capture payment for COVID-19 tests performed by medical assistants, nurses and other NPPs
- Apply site-specific billing rules to get FQHC, RHC testing claims paid
- Master COVID-19 ICD-10-CM code sequencing during the global ob package to cut denials
- Pin down private payer crazy modifier requirements to clinch COVID-19 testing reimbursement
- Get your antibody testing claims (86408, 86409, 86413, 87426) paid on first submission using CPT 2021 codes
- And so much more…
You can get your practice paid for more of the coronavirus services you provide. The key is to ensure you are being reimbursed for ALL of the allowable COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis services your practice offers – regardless of who on your staff is providing the service.
By attending this 60-minute online training, you can master the most recent COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis coding modifications to earn more of the reimbursement you deserve. Coding COVID-19 Testing 2021.
Register today for this online training and get coding for COVID-19 testing must-knows delivered to you clearly, succinctly, and in plain-English.
Don’t delay — your well-deserved reimbursement is waiting. Coding COVID-19 Testing 2021.
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.
Kim was very knowledgeable. The webinar was perfect in my opinion!
It was very interesting and informative. The webinar was great and I look forward to the next one!
It was thorough, clear, and concise. I particularly appreciate the references for good information to look up on our own. The webinar was the perfect amount of time and there was plenty of time for questions.