By Indya Miller, CCS, Outpatient Compliance Manager, Axea Solutions
CMS is modifying the approach for presenting the new technology add-on payment (NTAP) related ICD-10-PCS procedure code requests that involve the administration of a therapeutic agent for the March 9-10, 2021 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.
CMS is soliciting public comments in advance of the meeting. Be sure not to miss your opportunity to participate.
By Brenda Ray, CCS, CCS-P, COC, AHIMA-Approved Trainer
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been many code changes and updates related to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), with even more for 2021, including new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes implemented on January 1, 2021. Among these is code Z20.822, contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19, which previously required the code Z20.828. Pay attention to the specific dates around Z20.822 and Z20.828, as this will be critical for billing.