The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving quickly, and updated recommendations and adjustments to regulations are constantly released from a number of sources. This page contains a selection of newly-released information that the AAAAI feels will be most valuable to the practicing allergist/immunologist, all in one place. Check back regularly for updates.
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
For more information about adapting your practice during the pandemic, visit our Guidance for Adapting Practice page by clicking here.