COVID-19 Coding: AMA Provides Guidance On 11 Scenarios

COVID-19 Coding Scenarios

The American Medical Association has published a COVID-19 coding scenario guide that includes a number of coding scenarios for physicians treating COVID-19 patients.

The COVID-19 scenarios presented include:

  • Patient comes to office for E/M visit, is tested for COVID-19 during the visit.
  • Patient comes to office for E/M visit re: COVID-19 and is directed to a testing site.
  • Patient received telehealth visit re: COVID-19, and is directed to come to physician office or physician’s group practice site for testing.
  • Patient received telehealth visit re: COVID-19, and is directed to unaffiliated testing site.
  • Patient receives virtual check-in/online visit re: COVID-19 (not related to E/M visit), and is directed to come to physician office for testing.
  • Patient receives virtual check-in/online visit re: COVID-19 (not related to E/M visit) and is directed to unaffiliated testing site.
  • Telehealth visit for a COVID-19 diagnosed patient.
  • Patient with COVID-19 receives virtual check-in OR on-line visits via patient portal/e-mail (not related to E/M visit) OR telephone call from qualified nonphysician (those who may not report E/M).
  • Physician orders remote physiologic monitoring following patient quarantined at home after receiving COVID-19 diagnosis.

The non-COVID-19 scenarios include:

  • Telehealth visit for a non-COVID-19 patient.
  • Patient receives virtual check-in OR on-line visits via patient portal/e-mail (not related to E/M visit) OR telephone call from qualified nonphysician (those who may not report E/M).

For More Information: https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/covid-19-coding-ama-provides-guidance-11-scenarios

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