Covid-19 Resource Center

Covid-19 Resource Center

During these turbulent times, finding information is hard. The Quadax Resource Center will help keep you up to date on the latest COVID-19 topics, including laboratory testing, supply needs and payor and billing changes affecting reimbursement.

COVID-19 Payer Updates

Quadax is dedicated to keeping our clients up-to-date on the billing, reporting, and procedural information specific to each payer as it pertains to COVID-19.

Recent Blog Posts

The COVID-19 Evolution—Variants and Vaccines

Viruses are constantly changing, and this includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These genetic variations occur over time and can lead to the emergence of new variants that may have different characteristics. Although none of the experts know exactly how COVID-19 will evolve or how the vaccines will affect the spread, it seems like there is a general consensus among the medical community that COVID-19 will be around for some time.

COVID-19 Articles, Bulletins, Town Halls, Webinars

Date

Article

Source

4/6/2021

The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Symbiotica, Inc., for the COVID-19 Self-Collected Antibody Test System

4/2/2021

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Program to All Community Health Centers Across the Country

4/2/2021

New web page posted: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutations: Impact on COVID-19 Tests for clinical laboratory staff and health care providers about the impact of viral mutations on COVID-19 molecular, antigen, and serology tests

4/1/2021

Repayment of COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments Began on March 30, 2021

3/30/2021

Updated Serology EUA COVID-19 Templates Available

3/30/2021

New FDA web page - SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutations: Impact on COVID-19 Tests - for clinical laboratory staff and health care providers about the impact of viral mutations on COVID-19 molecular tests

3/26/2021

FDA issues emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Twist Bioscience Corporation for their SARS-CoV-2 NGS Assay

3/26/2021

Lab Advisory: CDC Publishes New Web Page on Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs)

3/22/2021

Lab Update: CMS Posts FAQ for Reporting Sequencing Results for SARS-CoV-2 Variants

3/15/2021

Medicare Payment Increase for COVID-19 Vaccine

3/13/2021

Lab Alert: FDA Issues Letter about Potential False Results with Roche cobas SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza Test

3/9/2021

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Bill; Several CAP-Backed Provisions Move Forward

3/9/2021

FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Cue Health Inc. for its over-the-counter at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19.

3/9/2021

Medicare Part B Payment for COVID-19 Vaccines and Certain Monoclonal Antibodies during the Public Health Emergency

3/5/2021

COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Authorization for First Molecular Non-Prescription, At-Home Test

3/4/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration: Insurance Coverage, MBI, & MSP

3/2/2021

Lab Advisory: FDA Issues New Guidance for Evaluating Impact of Viral Mutations on COVID-19 Tests

3/2/2021

COVID-19 Update: The agency issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Quidel for its QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test for at-home use with a prescription

2/27/2021

House Approves Large COVID-19 Relief Bill; Includes $7.5 Billion for Vaccine Distribution

2/26/2021

Biden Administration Strengthens Requirements that Plans and Issuers Cover COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Without Cost Sharing and Ensures Providers are Reimbursed for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured

2/26/2021

ACLA Statement on President Biden’s Actions to Close Coverage Gaps for COVID-19 Testing

2/12/2021

COVID-19 Update:  The FDA revised its guidance, Investigational COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and associated web page, to reflect the reissued Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 convalescent plasma

2/11/2021

COVID-19: Revised Clinician Codes Accepted with CS Modifier

2/3/2021

COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement Program Update for the Uninsured

2/2/2021

Lab Advisory: CDC Publishes New Web Pages on Genomic Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 Variants

1/29/2021

COVID-19 Update: The FDA has added content to the Q&A appendix in “Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency"

1/28/2021

HHS Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

1/21/2021

ACLA Statement on President Biden's Actions to Combat COVID-19

1/19/2021

Find your COVID-19 Vaccine CPT® Codes

1/8/2021

FDA Issues Alert Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutation to Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratory Staff

1/8/2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: January 8, 2021

1/4/2021

New ICD-10-CM code for the
2019 Novel Coronavirus (effective 1/1/21)

12/22/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: December 22, 2020

12/19/2020

CMS Updates FAQs for CLIA Guidance during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

12/15/2020

FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

12/15/2020

FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

12/11/2020

COVID-19 and in vitro diagnostics: New market forces at play

12/10/2020

CMS offers guidance in billing Medicare for COVID-19 antibody treatment

12/10/2020

FAQs–Application of OIG's Administrative Enforcement Authorities to Arrangements Directly Connected to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

12/7/2020

Lab Advisory: CMS Revises Enforcement Discretion for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Tests

12/5/2020

Lab Update: CDC Updates SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing Guidance

12/3/2020

Lab Update: CDC Offers New COVID-19 Specimen Collection Infographics

12/4/2020

13 insurers extending COVID-19 cost-sharing waivers into 2021

12/3/2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

12/1/2020

Job Aids for Laboratory Professionals

12/1/2020

Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Calls

11/24/2020

Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing

11/24/2020

Pathologists Advocate for Higher COVID-19 Payments During AMA Meeting

11/24/2020

A Closer Look at COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

11/23/2020

2020 Clinical Lab & Pathology Resources

11/19/2020

HHS Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19

11/18/2020

Virtual Town Hall Series - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Development and Validation

11/18/2020

The FDA issued an EUA for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home that provides rapid results

11/18/2020

The FDA published a new "FDA Insight" podcast titled: "Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19"

11/17/2020

CAP Members Call on Congress to Stop Medicare Cuts

11/17/2020

CAP Asks CMS to Reduce COVID-19 Laboratory Reporting Burdens, Increase Testing Resources

11/11/2020

CMS Details Medicare Payment for New COVID-19 Antibody Drug

11/10/2020

AMA Announces Vaccine-Specific CPT Codes for COVID-19 Immunizations

11/9/2020

The FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients

11/2/2020

Clinical Laboratories Need Creative Staffing Strategies to Keep and Attract Hard-to-Find Medical Technologists, as Demand for COVID-19 Testing Increases