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GLMS Update - September 2020
GLMS Update - September 2020
September 2020
PPE Drive
In recent months, the GLMS Foundation held a PPE Care Package drive to serve member physician practices experiencing nationwide shortages. These PPE supplies have been very much appreciated by our physician community, and they are asking for more. To allow us to do another round of PPE donations, please consider donating funds to this ongoing drive. Any amount will help, and our Foundation is matching the donated funds. To donate to this cause, please click here.
Looking for an easy and practical way to serve the community during COVID-19?
Our GLMS Foundation is looking for volunteers to deliver prescription medications to quarantined or self-isolated patients who do not have transportation to pick up their medications from the pharmacy. Volunteers must have transportation and cell phone access and be able to pick up and deliver to residences throughout the city of Louisville in a timely manner. This opportunity is open to anyone in the community who is not considered high risk for severe COVID-19 complications. For more information or to register, please click here.
Confronting Racism in
Health Care
On Sept. 1, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative hosted an online Community Health Forum to discuss the role of racism in the history, advancement and future of health care delivery and how collective action between stakeholders can create an anti-racist health care system. Thank you to GLMS members Dr. Sarah Moyer, Dr. Michael Imburgia and Tino Mkorombindo! Click here to view a video recording of the event.
Have you been putting your mask on and taking it off correctly? See our easy-to-follow guide on how to wear a mask and dispose of it safely. Please feel free to print and post in your practice, hand out to patients, or use on your website/social media. Click here to download.
We are committed to keeping you informed with the latest communication and resources available regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our website for the most up-to-date resources from local and national agencies on patient screening, telehealth, financial relief for practices, PPE and more.
COVID-19 CPT Codes
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released two new CPT codes directly related to the current public health emergency of COVID-19. New CPT code 86413 was established to report quantitative antibody detection for SARS-CoV-2 and CPT code 99072 was established to report significant additional practice expenses incurred to safely provide care to patients during a public health emergency, including supplies and additional clinical staff time. Both codes are now in effect and may be billed, however, payers may not be quite prepared to reimburse CPT 99072.
The GLMS Practice Support Department is reaching out to payers to find out if providers can expect payment when billing 99072. The responses received thus far from payers is that they will follow internal processes and notify providers when this code can be billed. We will continue to monitor this and notify GLMS members as new information is received. The chart below gives a description of these new codes. Additional information, including clinical scenarios may be found here.
Special Services, Procedures and Reports
CPT 86413 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) antibody, quantitative
CPT 99072 Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when performed during a Public Health Emergency as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease

High School Football Team Physicians 
Thank you to all of the physicians in our community that have volunteered to serve as high school football team physicians! There is not currently a team physician for Shawnee High School. If you would like to volunteer at Shawnee or any of our local schools, please contact Ellis & Badenhausen Orthopaedics, PSC at 502-587-1236 x2224.
Click here to see the full list of 2020 High School Football Team Physicians.
Read our September Board of Governors Highlights!
This month’s issue of Louisville Medicine focuses on motherhood in medicine and the many challenges such as breastfeeding in the workplace and balancing work and family, as well as issues of infertility and maternal mortality. Click here to read the full issue.
Write for Louisville Medicine
We are always welcoming new writers for Louisville Medicine! Our December issue will focus on transitioning your type of practice (from medical school to residency, from residency to practicing, from practicing to retired, etc.) If you’d like to write on this topic, contact Kathryn Vance at We will release the themes for 2021 in the upcoming months.
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