Coding Services in the Wake of COVID-19 Webinar on April 15

AAPM coding expert Emily Hill, PA will discuss the rapidly changing options for reporting non-face-to-face services in the wake of COVID-19. There is no cost associated with this webinar; however, registration is re...
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Staying Sane and Current on COVID-19

COVID-19 presents new challenges for everyone. However, healthcare professionals are facing unique personal and professional challenges within the context of this rapidly shifting landscape. AAPM Member Beth Darnall, PhD...
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Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the res...
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Managing Pain and Related Symptoms During Coronavirus

Practical Pain Management editorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. 

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AMA Releases Coding Advice Related to COVID-19

  The AMA has created a quick reference flow chart for CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing that outlines coding options for testing patients for COVID-19. Although testing is not likely to be ordered by pain medicine practices, the flow chart summarizes the coding options for telemedicine, telephone and "virtual check-in" visits. Most of these options were explained in a previous article.

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Message from the AAPM President about COVID-19

​AAPM has been monitoring CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Today AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc issued the following message to members. Dear Colleagues: By now I am sure that you have received many...
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CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

The state's approval letter can be found here , and includes flexibilities that enable the state to waive prior authorization requirements to remove barriers to needed services, streamline provider enrollment processes t...
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Managing Pain and Related Symptoms during Coronavirus

​ Practical Pain Management editorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. Full story.
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President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare fa...
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Surgeon General Advises Hospitals to Cancel Elective Surgeries

U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams, MD MPH, warns that every elective surgery could spread coronavirus within a medical center. The nation's top doctor on Saturday urged a widespread halt of hospital elective pr...
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COVID-19 Information for the Healthcare Professional

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) information and resources available to health care professionals on its website. View COVID-19 information for healthcare profe...
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