December Bulletin – COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates Omicron Variant: What to Know On November 24, a new variant of the COVID-19 virus was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). Two days later on November 26, the WHO classified the Omicron Variant as a “Variant of Concern.” The first detected cases were found in Botswana and South Africa and have […]

December Bulletin –  CMS Billing Updates for 2022

 CMS Billing Updates for 2022 Premiums, Deductibles & Coinsurance Changes In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Part A and Part B. Each year to determine the Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts, the Social Security Act is used and […]

October Bulletin – COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Vaccines for Children In late September, Pfizer announced that the Phase 2/3 trial for children 5 to 11 showed that their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust” antibody response. The trial included more than 2.200 participants and used a two-dose regimen of the vaccine administered three weeks apart. This trial […]

October Bulletin – 2022 CPT Code Updates Announced

2022 CPT Code Updates Announced The American Medical Association made more than 400 changes to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code Set for 2022. The changes take effect January 1, 2021 and include 249 new codes, 63 deletions and 93 revisions. The 2022 CPT Code Set also includes 15 vaccine codes. These codes were created […]

September Bulletin – COVID-19 Updates – Part 2

COVID-19 Updates – Part 2 THE AMA ADDS CPT CODE FOR THIRD COVID-19 VACCINATION  In mid-August, the American Medical Association announced the code set for the third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Below are the codes for both the Pfizer-BioTech & the Moderna vaccines: 91300: this is for the Pfizer vaccine only. For […]

September Bulletin – COVID-19 Updates – Part 1

COVID-19 Updates – Part 1   USFDA APPROVES FIRST COVID-19 VACCINE On August 23 the U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine. It will now referred to as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine will be available for emergency use for individuals […]


The COVID-19 Delta Variant The SARS-CoV-2  B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant was discovered in India in late 2020 and it has since become the dominant strain in the United States. The Delta Variant is More Contagious The World Health Organization (WHO) has called the Delta Variant the “fastest and fittest” strain. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

August Bulletin – Billing Mistakes – Part III

BILLING MISTAKES – PART III Coding Ensuring your claims are coded correctly will prevent delays in payments and keeps your account cleaner. Below are common coding errors. Coding is not specific enough Each diagnosis must be coded to the highest level of specificity or insurance carriers may consider the diagnosis truncated. Diagnosis codes can be […]


Incorrect Insurance It is important to ensure all of the correct information is on the claim to prevent delays in payments. Making sure the correct and up to date insurance is obtained can prevent a number of denials and rejections; both of which cause a delay in payment. 1. Is The Plan Active? Verifying eligibility […]


PAYER ID CHANGES FOR 2021 The first half of 2021 has seen a lot of Payer ID and/or claims address changes. Making sure claims are submitted to the correct Payer ID will prevent delays in payments and an increased amount of denials. Below are some payer ID updates to make note of and update. CHAMPVA […]