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Practice operations depend on a risk assessment of community spread of cases and your state’s current status with respect to being open or closed. It is important to realize that this is a fluid and changing environment, that risk may change with time and decisions may need to change.   

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): Suggestions or Considerations for Resuming Practiceswritten by the COVID-19 Response Task Force (5/5/20) 

American Medical Association (AMA): COVID-19: A physician’s guide to keeping your practice open

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS): Recommendations on re-opening healthcare facilities to provide non-emergent care 

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA): COVID-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist 

National Governors Association and Association of State and Territorial Health Officers Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors

COVID-19 Coding Update

To report additional practice expenses incurred during a Public Health Emergency (PHE), including supplies and additional clinical staff time, the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT ® ) Editorial Panel published CPT 99072 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This new code is effective immediately.

Specifically, CPT 99072 encompasses: Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when performed during a Public Health Emergency as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease

Learn more from the AMA by clicking here.