AMA Releases Special CPT Coding Advice for COVID-19
Coding scenarios designed to help healthcare professionals apply best coding practices during the COVID-19 public health emergency
March 23, 2020
AMA released special coding advice for the COVID-19 public health emergency. Coding scenarios include telehealth services relating to COVID-19 testing for all patients. Such scenarios include when a patient:
- Comes to the office for an E/M visit during which the patient is tested for COVID-19;
- Receives a telehealth visit regarding COVID-19 and is directed to come to the physician's office or physician’s group practice site for testing; or,
- Receives a virtual check-in/online visit regarding COVID-19 (not related to an E/M visit) and is directed to come to the physician's office for testing
AMA also released a quick-reference flowchart outlining CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing and a comprehensive review of the CMS payment policies and regulatory flexibilities related to COVID-19.