The American Medical Association has created a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code, 87635, to report laboratory testing services that diagnose the presence of the novel coronavirus.
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Under the sponsorship of county medical societies, TMA staff experts visit county society headquarters for one-to-two-day engagements, providing prescheduled, free half-hour sessions to TMA member physicians and their employees throughout the day. A TMA expert will show you and your staff how to file claims correctly, thus reducing costly delays, resubmissions, and appeals - and possible audits. You can discuss your hassles with Medicare, Medicaid, private payers, and/or workers' compensation, and general payment-related coding and billing questions. Free to TMA members.
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