Update from the AASM COVID-19 Task Force | January 2021

The AASM COVID-19 Task Force is providing this update to help sleep medicine clinicians understand current issues and considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information supplements the guidance already available in the AASM summary of CDC recommendations and the considerations for the practice [...]

2021-01-18T18:41:45-06:00January 18th, 2021|COVID-19, Featured|

HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency

After consulting with public health officials, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar signed a renewal of determination that extended the current COVID-19 public health emergency by 90 days, effective Oct. 23, 2020. The original determination made in January 2020 [...]

2021-01-18T18:38:16-06:00November 5th, 2020|COVID-19|

HHS announces $20 billion in new COVID-19 provider relief funding

On Oct. 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $20 billion in new relief funding for health care providers experiencing financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus. [...]

2021-01-18T18:17:06-06:00October 2nd, 2020|COVID-19|

AMA finalizes new CPT code for COVID-19 expenses

AASM staff, advisors, and volunteers worked in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), which has finalized a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for reporting additional supplies and clinical staff time required to provide safe and effective care during the COVID-19 public health [...]

2021-01-18T18:19:07-06:00September 10th, 2020|COVID-19|