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October 15, 2021

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Closing Gaps in Care and Stemming Adverse Consequences for the Most Vulnerable

Closing Gaps in Care and Stemming Adverse Consequences for the Most Vulnerable

Vulnerable populations—such as the elderly—may need support to reestablish healthy patterns of care coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventing patients from becoming sicker and their care more expensive will take creativity and a commitment to understanding the factors that hold patients back from seeking care. This Journal of AHIMA article shares tactics to proactively reengage members of these vulnerable populations. 
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New OCR Leader Likely to Focus on Data Access, Security 

New OCR Leader Likely to Focus on Data Access, Security 

Lisa Pino, the new director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, is experienced with cybersecurity and incident response, and under Pino's leadership, the OCR is likely to enhance its guidance on risk assessment, analysis and management, says BakerHostetler partner Sara Goldstein. The focus on patient access to data is also likely to continue and may be accompanied by new initiatives, Goldstein says.
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AMA Announces CPT Code Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

AMA Announces CPT Code Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

Earlier this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes for pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer.
 
The provisional CPT codes will be effective for use on the condition that Pfizer’s two-dose regimen for the prevention of COVID-19 in children ages 5 to 11 receives approval or emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The AMA is publishing the CPT code update now to ensure electronic systems across the U.S. health care system are prepared in advance for the potential FDA approval or authorization.
 
Short, medium and long descriptors for all the new vaccine-specific CPT codes can be accessed on the AMA website, along with other recent modifications to the CPT code set that have helped streamline the public health response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease.
Volunteers Needed for AHIMA Surprise Billing Comments

Volunteers Needed for AHIMA Surprise Billing Comments

We are seeking assistance with the development of a comment letter in response to a recently released rule that will implement requirements related to surprise billing. This is the second rulemaking on this topic. Our previous comments can be found here.

If you are interested and knowledgeable about the impact of surprise billing requirements on health information professionals and patients, as well as the regulatory requirements of the rule itself, please email our policy and government affairs team at advocacy@ahima.org by Wednesday, October 27. 
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