Category: AMA

  • Mike Magee’s Advice to the AMA on Reversal of Roe vs. Wade

    BY MIKE MAGEE Stable, civic societies are built upon human trust and confidence. If you were forced to rebuild a society, leveled by warfare and devastation, where would you begin? This is the question the U.S. Army faced at the close of WW II, specifically when it came to rebuilding Germany and Japan, hopefully into […]

  • At-Home Digital Health Innovations Transforming Diabetes Care

    Mark Clements, MD, PhD, CPI, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Glooko, Inc. If you’re looking for a silver lining in the COVID-19 dark cloud still enshrouding the world, consider this: The pandemic has turbocharged widespread acceptance of at-home digital health solutions. Forced to function in a world of social distancing, healthcare providers and physicians have quickly […]

  • Provider groups sue as surprise billing enforcement nears

    The American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and other provider groups are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over a small but important detail of how it is implementing surprise billing legislation. They argue that the arbitration process for unresolved disputes currently favors insurers.

  • AMA Forms External Advisory Group to Advance Equity in Healthcare Innovation

    What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the creation of an external advisory group, the Equity and Innovation Advisory Group dedicated to advance equity in healthcare innovation. – The advisory group plans to recommend strategies that will help drive equitable resources to health solutions created by marginalized innovators and include […]

  • How CMS final rule will impact E/M coding and documentation requirements

    Historically, providers had to meet certain criteria and address three key areas in the patient’s progress notes: patient history, physical exam and medical decision making. CMS has eliminated the history and exam components as required elements for billing purposes, so medical decision making is now the sole driver of the level-of-service.

  • Onyx, AMA Innovations Form Collaboration to Build FHIR-Based Messaging

    What You Should Know: – Onyx and AMA Innovations partner to rethink ways FHIR-based messaging technology can improve links between healthcare and community-based organizations. – As part of the collaboration, both organizations will jointly target grant opportunities through HHS’ Administration for Community Living’s Social Care Referrals Challenge Program. Onyx Technology LLC and AMA Innovations Inc., […]

  • AMA Adds 3 Additional CPT Codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

    What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the addition of three Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set is being updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include immunization and administration codes that are unique to […]

  • AMA Unveils 2 Vaccine-Specific CPT Codes for Coronavirus Immunizations

    What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). – The new Category I CPT codes and long descriptors for the vaccine products 91300 and 91301 for better tracking, reporting, […]

  • AMA Adds New CPT Codes Multi-Virus Tests to Detect COVID-19 and Flu

    What You Should Know: – AMA announces new CPT codes for multi-virus tests to detect COVID-19 and flu for immediate use.  The American Medical Association (AMA) today published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for reporting medical services sparked by the public health response to […]

  • 3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices

    Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients by telehealth than […]