UA Asks For Help Reviewing Student Assessments

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected medical school students at the Banner University of Arizona College of Medicine. Instructors have been moved to clinical work leaving an instructor shortage. They have also changed from a person-to-person experience to a virtual experience.…

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Banner Health Opens COVID-19 Specimen Collection Sites

Drive-through locations in Arizona will see patients by appointment only Banner Health today announced a new process for COVID-19 specimen collection in Arizona. Those with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure can now call Banner Health at (844) 549-1851 to…

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Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Medicare coverage and payment of virtual services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to…

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NEW CPT® Code Announced to Report Novel Coronavirus Test

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the CPT® Editorial Panel approved a new addition to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that will help streamline data-driven resource planning and allocation in the battle against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)…

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Links for Updated Information on Coronavirus

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued "Frequently Asked Questions to Ensure Individuals, Issuers and States have Clear Information on Coverage Benefits for COVID-19."  This action is part of the broader, ongoing effort by the White House Coronavirus Task…

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News From The AMA: Coronavirus Test Fast-Tracked For CPT Code

To empower surveillance and laboratory testing in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the American Medical Association (AMA) announced a unique Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code for reporting novel coronavirus tests will be considered at a special CPT Editorial…

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COVID-19 Virus Information

When reading information about COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) make sure you confirm your sources. Pima County Medical Society recommends: Arizona Department of Health Services Pima County Health Department Center for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization The best way to…

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