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Coding and Billing Quarterly: Special COVID-19 Edition

The ATS Coding & Billing Quarterly newsletter summarizes key information on coding, billing, documentation, and regulation policy changes that are relevant to clinicians in respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine. The quarterly publication, which is shared with ATS members who practice in the U.S., covers issues such as new CPT and ICD-10-CM codes, changing CPT and ICD-10-CM nomenclature and numbering, regulatory policies, and Medicare coverage of pulmonary patients.

Read COVID-19 specific updates, including CMS changes to telehealth, now.


ATS Leadership Thanks Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Yesterday, ATS President James Beck, MD, ATSF, Executive Director Karen Collishaw, MPP, and Chief of Development Michelle Turenne spoke with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. executives Wolfgang Baiker, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim, USA, and U.S. Country Managing Director; Thomas Seck, MD, senior vice president of  Medicine & Regulatory Affairs Human Pharma – U.S.;  and  Karen Iannella, vice president, U.S. Communications & Patient Affairs, to thank them for their generous donation of $500,000 to support the ATS COVID-19 Crisis Fund last week.

Dr. Beck expressed his thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim for their help in this time of crisis. “I think there is no way that we could be more grateful for both your support and the timing,” Dr. Beck said. “Thank you for all you’re doing for the ATS and our patients, and we’ll make sure the funds are very well spent in the fight against COVID-19.”

The ATS and Boehringer Ingelheim have been partners for many years, with a shared focus on respiratory research and innovation.

Learn more about the ATS COVID-19 Crisis Fund.


ATS-CHEST COVID-19 Volunteer Recruitment Platform

CHEST and the ATS have launched a volunteer-hospital matching platform.

This platform seeks to match US-trained, board certified critical care doctors with institutions in need of such expertise nationwide.

Volunteer today! 

To learn more about COVID-19 resources available through the ATS, view our COVID-19 resource page, or lookout for our COVID-19 Roundup emails, highlighting the newest resources.


Happening today! Surviving with Sarcoidosis in the Era of Social Distancing

As part of "Sarcoidosis Week at the ATS" and in conjunction with PAR partner the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, the American Thoracic Society will host a webinar, "Surviving with Sarcoidosis in the Era of Social Distancing" presented by Joseph Barney, MD, MSPH, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

When: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  ET, April 15, 2020
Where: Online. Register now.


Reminder: NHLBI, NIAID, NIGSM, and NCATS Announce COVID-19 Research Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities are available for researchers to study COVID-19.

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more!

NHLBI is issuing this Notice of Special Interest to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Topics of specific interest to NHLBI include host response, associations with heart, lung, and blood diseases, potential impacts on transfusion safety, and clinical outcomes of infected individuals. Learn more!