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AMA Announces CPT update for COVID-19 boosters adapted to omicron

From AMA CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)®, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes eight new codes for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. The updated boosters are adapted for the…

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Why telehealth is more than just a pandemic trend

Bill Siwicki for Healthcare It News The COVID-19 pandemic brought telemedicine technology and services to a mainstream audience – like it or not. As it turned out, studies have shown that a great many patients and providers like the flexibility that telemedicine affords. Liz Fobare is vice president of product management at Tebra, a vendor…

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AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

From For the Record The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced an editorial update to CPT, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes new product and administration codes assigned to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years old. The provisional CPT codes are…

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ChristianaCare rolls out ‘cobots’ to help nurses with nonclinical tasks

By Mike Millard for Healthcare IT News ChristianaCare this week announced some new help to augment its workforce: robotic assistants that can help nurses and other hospital staff spend more time with patients by automatic certain time-intensive tasks. WHY IT MATTERS The technology, called Moxi, is a collaborative robot that can work alongside nurses and…

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