Pay attention to dates associated with the new COVID--19 codes, Z20.822 and Z20.828, to avoid billing errors.  In December 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced six new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes, developed to capture the disease process of COVID-19 better.…
The key to any successful relationship is communication, and that applies to the relationship between physicians providing services in a practice and the hospital, coders, and billers.   Maintaining communication between physicians and coders often is a challenge because both parties are so busy. However, again, communication will make a…