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Analytics and Reporting

New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Care will Support APCD Analysis

In early September, the American Medical Association (AMA) published two additional Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes specifically addressing medical services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total number of new COVID-related CPT codes to 8. The first new code, 99072, was added in for health care practitioners across the country hoping to curtail...Read more

Linking new COVID-19 race, ethnicity data to APCDs will provide more complete picture of virus’ toll

The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that beginning on August 1 it will require laboratories to report race, ethnicity and other information about each person tested for the novel coronavirus. The goal is to better understand differences in how the virus impacts populations, particularly communities of color. The new requirements include 18...Read more

APCDs will be an important source to understand declining vaccination rates

Early data shows fewer children are being vaccinated on time, leaving them at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases and their complications. A combination of closed pediatrics practices, a transition to more virtual care, parent concerns regarding COVID-19 exposure, and disruptions in the vaccination supply chain are the suspected causes. All payer claims databases can support their...Read more