Updated on March 30, 2020 at 11:29 a.m.
AMA Coding Guidance during COVID-19
The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed a number of valuable resources to help practices apply the best coding practices during COVID-19.
- Special coding advice
- CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing
- CMS payment policies and regulatory flexibilities
AAFP Telehealth and Virtual Care Resources
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offers a collection of resources on using telehealth to care for patients during COVID-19.
NC Medicaid Billing Code Changes
NC Medicaid is implementing a phased approach in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in North Carolina. Please refer to the NC Medicaid website for details and up-to-date information on COVID-19.
March 13, 2020
The priority in Phase 1 is maintain access to care for all beneficiaries while prioritizing safety for providers and patients by reducing unnecessary exposure through social distancing efforts.
March 26, 2020
The priority in Phase 2 is to expand access to care via telehealth technologies for all beneficiaries in an effort to prioritize safety for providers and patients by reducing unnecessary exposure through social distancing efforts.
Additional tip sheets covering NC Medicaid changes in response to COVID-19 are forthcoming.
NC AHEC Medicare & Commercial Telehealth Coding Guidance
March 18, 2020
NC AHEC Practice Support offers a tip sheet covering changes to Medicare and commercial telehealth billing codes.
NC AHEC Quality Improvement Tips: Improving Financial Health During COVID-19
March 23, 2020
NC AHEC Practice Support offers a tip sheet with recommendations to practices on how to pursue financial health during COVID-19.