Providers to get paid for promoting self-isolation after COVID-19 test

The incentive aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 from presymptomatic and asymptomatic people. The CDC stated forecast designs show when people self-isolate after receiving a COVID-19 test, there can be up to an 86 percent decrease in transmission of the infection, compared to a 40 percent decrease in transmission if a person isolates after symptoms show..

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Morgan Haefner –
Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Suppliers will now be compensated for counseling people on self-isolation after they get evaluated for COVID-19, CMS and the CDC stated July 30..

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CMS will use existing evaluation and management payment codes to compensate providers for counseling services at any screening website, including a physicians office, urgent care clinic, health center, neighborhood drive-thru or pharmacy screening website. Counseling consists of speaking about right away separating before results are offered, informing members of their family that they must be tested too, using a mask at all times and examining the signs and indications..

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