Compliance Tidbit: How Covered Providers May Contact Patients with COVID About Population-Based Activities

  August 7, 2020 | By By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, Pub. L. 104-191 (Aug. 1996) (“HIPAA”) is often times misapplied. Take the COVID-19 pandemic for example. Despite the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) reiterating the exceptions present…

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding for COVID-19

  April 10, 2020 | By Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its ICD-10 documentation guidelines for COVID-19, using the newly adopted code U07.1. You can find the CDC’s guidance document here https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/COVID-19-guidelines-final.pdf. The information shows an effective date range from April 1, 2020 through September 30,…