New Waived Tests

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Listed below are the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988). The CPT code, effective date and description for the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA are as follows: 81003QW, September 23, 2021. Teco Diagnostics Inc. […]

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Biden Admin Issues Guidance to States on Required Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for COVID-19-Related Treatment

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to states about the statutory requirement for states to cover COVID-19-related treatment without cost-sharing in Medicaid and CHIP for many seniors, low-income adults, pregnant women, children, and people with disabilities who receive health coverage through these programs. This life-saving health care coverage, supported through the American […]

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New Waived Tests

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Listed below are the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988). The CPT code, effective date and description for the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA are as follows: 87801 QW, March 30, 2021, binx health […]

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Biden Admin Issues Guidance to States on Required Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for COVID-19-Related Treatment

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to states about the statutory requirement for states to cover COVID-19-related treatment without cost-sharing in Medicaid and CHIP for many seniors, low-income adults, pregnant women, children, and people with disabilities who receive health coverage through these programs. This life-saving health care coverage, supported through the […]

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Statement from HHS Secretary on COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11-year-olds

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Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to make 5-11 year old children eligible for COVID-19 vaccines after the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)’s authorization, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra issued this statement on the landmark moment to increase children’s protection during this pandemic: “This is another major milestone in our efforts to […]

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older, the first COVID-19 vaccine to move enjoy a status beyond emergency use status in the United States. The Pfizer vaccine will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of […]

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New Waived Tests for Home Health & Hospice

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Listed below are the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988). The CPT code, effective date and description for the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA are as follows: 80305 QW, October 9, 2020, American Screening […]

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older, the first COVID-19 vaccine to move enjoy a status beyond emergency use status in the United States. The Pfizer vaccine will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 […]

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CDC vaccine advisory panel to weigh boosters’ necessity, J&J side effects

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will convene July 22 to discuss a pair of recent issues related to COVID-19 vaccines. The agenda released ahead of the meeting includes discussion of the reported risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which recently prompted the Food and […]

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New Tests Waived Under CLIA

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Listed below are the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988).  80305QW, August 25, 2020, Verify Diagnostics Inc. VeriCheck Drug Test Cup;  80305QW, August 25, 2020, Verify Diagnostics Inc. VeriCheck Drug Test Dip;  80305QW, September 23, 2020, Axium BioResearchInc.DrugExam Multi Drug […]

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CMS Takes Further Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy, bamlanivimab and etesevimab, administered together, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients with positive COVID-19 test results who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. Bamlanivimab and etesevimab, administered […]

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Billing Codes and Rates issued for the J&J Covid-19 Vaccine

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the COVID-19 vaccine billing and coding list to reflect the newly Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. The J&J vaccine was approved through emergency use authorization and is listed as the Janssen Biotech, Inc. vaccine, the pharmaceutical companies of J&J. The […]

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