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Letter from the President

April 29, 2020

Greetings CtHIMA Members!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, I thought it might prove useful to our members to have a complete and concise list of all the new codes that have been created around the coronavirus to ensure coders are properly educated, chargemasters are accurately updated and requisition forms remain current –

Code Type

Code Scheme

Code

Description

Procedure

CPT

87635

Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique

Procedure

CPT

86328

Immunoassay for infectious agent antibody(ies), qualitative or semiquantitative, single step method (eg, reagent strip); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19])

Procedure

CPT

86769

Antibody; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19])

Procedure

HCPCS Level II

G2023

Specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), any specimen source

Procedure

HCPCS Level II

G2024

Specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), from an individual in a skilled nursing facility or by a laboratory on behalf of a home health agency, any specimen source

Procedure

HCPCS Level II

U0001

CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel

Procedure

HCPCS Level II

U0002

2019-nCoV Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19), any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets), non-CDC

Procedure

HCPCS Level II

U0003

Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique, making use of high throughput technologies as described by CMS-2020-01-R

Procedure

HCPCS Level II

U0004

2019-nCoV Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19), any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets), non-CDC, making use of high throughput technologies as described by CMS-2020-01-R.

Diagnosis

ICD-10-CM

U071

COVID-19, virus identified

Given CtHIMA is unable to provide the live, face-to-face education we strive to make our hallmark, we will be offering some live and recorded webinars beginning on May 7th with How to Effectively Lead Change in the Revenue Cycle presented by Ernie de los Santos and Glenn Krauss. Learn how to make strides that will positively impact your facility’s bottom line and earn one full CEU for only $10.00! REGISTER NOW.

CtHIMA will soon be sponsoring monthly webinars from the highly regarded Verisma® for just $10.00 and again the chance to earn one full CEU! The first webinar titled Integrity, Connection, Access: A Framework for the Future is scheduled live for May 13th featuring Wylecia Wiggs Harris and Linda Kloss. Again, one full CEU can be earned for just $10.00! REGISTER NOW.

The nice thing about Verisma® is that with your registration, you will be prompted to pledge to protect truth and accuracy throughout the profession. For every pledge received, Verisma® will donate $1 to the AHIMA Foundation. Each pledge puts Verisma® closer to their goal of donating $5,000 this year. How nice is that?

Sadly, our live education session planned for June at Middlesex Community College will also be cancelled due to the pandemic! But Annual is still on for Friday, August 14th! Won’t it be nice to finely be able to get back together again for our live sessions! This should prove a most memorable Annual for CtHIMA indeed! So, be sure to save the date!

Additionally, elections for this year are postponed until October 15th. Although elections can be held “virtually” we always like to gather nominations and introduce those nominated at our live sessions. Hopefully at Annual members will have the chance to sign up to run and to meet those already nominated and running for seats. Currently we need candidates for president-elect and for two first-year directors, So, please if you or anyone you know would like to be nominated download the form here and submit!

Thank you, stay well and be safe!

Jim Donaher
President CtHIMA


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