The AASM and more than 100 other medical societies are working in collaboration with the AMA to advocate for immediate implementation of a new CPT code to facilitate reimbursement of additional practice expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In September the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the CPT Editorial Panel had approved CPT code 99072 to be used to report the additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above the practice expense(s) included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s) when performed during a public health emergency, as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease.

The AASM signed on to an AMA letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging CMS to immediately implement and reimburse CPT code 99072. Similar sign-on letters were sent to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), and major commercial health plans (i.e., Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Health Care Service Corporation, Humana and UnitedHealthcare). Get more details and view the other sign-on letters by visiting the AMA website.

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