PAMED Joins AMA in Advocating for Reimbursement for Supplies and New Staff Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2020

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and others in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging them to compensate practices for the additional supplies and new staff activities required to provide safe patient care during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Specifically, the organizations are advocating for CMS to immediately implement and pay for Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) code 99072, with no patient cost-sharing.

Read the letter here.

The organizations also sent a similar letter to the following health insurers and health plans urging them to also reimburse for CPT code 99072:

  • Aetna
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Cigna
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealth Group

PAMED will continue to advocate to help address the significant fiscal pressures placed on physicians by the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can visit our COVID-19 Resource Center here.

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