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Tag: SARS-CoV-2

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Stasis vs. tension – UFOs and unusual lab observations

Dec. 10, 2021 / By Pam Banning

Ever been caught off guard hearing about UFO sightings because the physics makes no sense? The Pentagon calls UFOs by a different name: UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena). I was surprised […]

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The vax method to the COVID-19 madness: Vaccine development in a pandemic

Nov. 30, 2020 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

With the recent good news regarding potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, I thought it would be helpful to blog about the vaccine development process and how that process has evolved during the […]

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Leveraging clinical data for laboratory decision making in COVID-19 specimen pooling

Nov. 23, 2020 / By Dannie Greenlee, RN

To keep up with the sheer quantity of SARS-CoV-2 testing and the lack of reagent during the pandemic, laboratories have begun to use the “pooling method.” Originally used as a […]

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Leveraging COVID-19 value sets to ensure comprehensive data collection

April 28, 2020 / By Dannie Greenlee, RN, Sarah Sontum, RN

We know the importance of quick and accurate COVID-19 testing, but do we know when to get tested or even when to seek medical attention? Physicians also need to know […]

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The basics of COVID-19 testing and associated codes

April 27, 2020 / By Bobbie Starkey, Colleen Ejak, RHIA

Testing for COVID-19 continues to be a major concern in the fight to bring the virus under control. Today we are going to talk about the CPT and HCPCS codes […]

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It’s Lab Week: Let’s thank all the lab professionals battling COVID-19

April 21, 2020 / By Chris Gordon, Pam Banning

We’ve all been hearing about the shortage of SARS-CoV-2 testing kits and materials, but there’s another shortage in the labs that hasn’t been widely mentioned. A human must perform the […]

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Public health reporting for COVID-19: A spring LOINC meeting report

April 13, 2020 / By Pam Banning

We’re all hearing daily about how much COVID-19 testing is taking place and how many people are diagnosed with the virus or cleared from having it. The test result is […]

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U.S. laboratories respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020 / By Pam Banning

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Most In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers that can adapt their instrumentation to SARS-CoV-2 testing are doing so. Since the FDA started authorizing Emergency Use […]

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Hope in the time of COVID-19

March 25, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

My blog posts discuss healthcare compliance issues and normally I focus on CMS, OIG, audits, coding and rules. But at this unusual time, I’m finding it challenging to focus on […]

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COVID-19 and chronic conditions: A look at population health

March 23, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

The extent and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still emerging. Lack of experience with a novel virus is challenging governments, public health systems, and individuals worldwide.  We have a […]

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CDC announces April 1 implementation of ICD-10-CM COVID-19 code

March 18, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

March 23 update: CMS has posted a one-page summary document outlining the ICD-10 MS-DRG code assignment and definitions for the new COVID-19 code, effective for discharges on or after April 1, […]