NAVIGATION

  1. Post COVID-19
  2. Financial Relief
  3. NYS Department of Health
  4. Advocacy
  5. COVID-19 Billing Codes
  6. Telehealth
  7. AOA Resources
  8. CMS
  9. News from the NY COMS
  10. Webinars
  11. Physician Wellness

 

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 Post COVID-19 Operations

Covid-19 Best Practices for Reopening Your Business from BUREAU on Vimeo.

 

CMS


News from the NY COMS


Webinars

NYSOMS Webinar: "Coronavirus - Is There a Missing Link to Treatment?"

 

CDC Updates the Osteopathic Community on COVID-19

 

 


AOA Education/Information

 


NYS Department of Health


Financial Relief

DO Advocacy Around COVID-19

Physicians and healthcare workers on the front lines are in desperate need of personal protective equipment. We’re encouraging physicians to tell congressional leaders to act now, and share how COVID-19 is impacting their ability to care for their patients.

Tell your leaders to ACT NOW

 


 New Expanded Telehealth Services During COVID-19

As more of the U.S. population is asked to shelter in place, telehealth has become more important than ever. Links below for telehealth guidance and more information about expanded coverage of telehealth by CMS and private payers.

Additionally, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is allowing access to a variety of telehealth platforms, and relaxing HIPAA enforcement of communication tools for virtual visits. Physicians may use popular applications that allow for video chats, including Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangouts video, or Skype. Physicians should not use Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok or other public facing communication services.

States can cover telehealth using various methods of communication such as telephonic, video technology commonly available on smart phones and other devices. No federal approval is needed for state Medicaid programs to reimburse providers for telehealth services in the same manner or at the same rate that states pay for face-to-face services. For more information on this announcement, read the HHS Fact Sheet.

 


New Billing Codes for COVID-19 Testing

New COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code (U07.1) for the virus. Providers should use this new diagnosis code, where appropriate, for discharges on or after April 1, 2020.  

In addition, CMS has updated the ICD-10 MS-DRG GROUPER software package to accommodate the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code currently available on the CMS webpage. This updated GROUPER software package (V37.1 R1) replaces the GROUPER software package V37.1. For detailed information regarding the assignment of new diagnosis code U07.1, COVID-19, under the ICD-10 MS-DRGs, visit the MS-DRG Classifications and Software webpage. 

 

  • New Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for coronavirus testing and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes have been established for COVID-19 testing. To determine whether to use the CPT or HCPCS code, contact the third-party payer directly. 

Physician Wellness

  • HEADSPACE-meditation app, currently offering Free access (usually $70/year) for healthcare workers.
  • Decompress - a podcast by Anthony Back, for healthcare workers. 
  • Simple Habit - a 5-min meditation app designed to help busy people stress less, achieve more, and live better.