The American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan With the signing of the most recent COVID-19 Relief Bill, more people may be able to afford healthcare coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) will help to save millions of people hundreds of dollars in healthcare insurance costs. Those who qualify include those who […]

March Bulletin – COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE   As of February 27, 2021, four COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use and have all been issued CPT codes (please see “Coding Update – 2021” on the PGM Blog for CPT codes and NDC numbers). On March 3, 2010 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the […]

March Bulletin – Coding Updates for 2021

Coding Updates – 2021 The continued development of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines has prompted updates in CPT coding and billing guidelines. In addition to the updated E&M code requirements, the American Medical Association developed COVID-19 codes for each of the four coronavirus vaccines and their administrations. 91300: this is for the Pfizer vaccine only. For […]

COVID-19 UPDATES – January Bulletin

  After almost a full year of battling the Coronavirus Pandemic with masks, lockdowns and social distancing, a new headline is making news: The virus that causes COVID-19 has changed, making it more contagious. Health experts report that at least one new “super strain” of the virus is already in the U.S. and another highly […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

  It’s finally here! The first COVID-19 vaccinations were given this week after nine long months of enduring the world-wide pandemic. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, has been working on one or more vaccinations. Healthcare workers and long-term care facility staff and patients were the first […]

December 2020 – Coronavirus News

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, it’s more important than ever to stay up to date on Coronavirus news. In mid-November, reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States surpassed 12 million. With the holiday season upon us, experts fear an even bigger surge. Though the flu and COVID-19 are two completely different viruses, the […]

It’s Flu Season – What you need to know!

It’s Flu Season! The 2020 – 2021 flu season is here and with COVID-19 still circulating, it’s more important than ever to get a flu vaccine. Since both the flu and COVID-19 have some similar symptoms, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all persons 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine. […]