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New CPT Code Announced to Report Novel Coronavirus Test

Chicago, March 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the CPT Editorial Panel approved a new addition to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that will help streamline data-driven resource and allocation planning in the battle against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in […]

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ASGE Releases Recommendations for Endoscopy Units in the Era of COVID-19

DOWNERS GROVE, IL / ACCESSWIRE / March 13, 2020 / The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has released an important article in its signature publication, the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) journal. The article, titled Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: What the Department of Endoscopy Should Know, is written by ASGE member, Dr Alessandro Repici and his colleagues who have first-hand experience […]

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US expands travel restrictions to include UK, Ireland

WASHINGTON, US Vice President Mike Pence announced Saturday that the US will be suspending “all travel” from the UK and Ireland effective midnight on Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak.At the White House coronavirus task force briefing, Pence said “a…

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Belgium advises against all foreign travel

BRUSSELS, Belgium Saturday issued a new travel advisory asking its citizens not to travel abroad.The Belgian foreign ministry in a statement said countries abroad are taking drastic measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus and many have put in …

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KOC: all operations continuing normally

KUWAIT, The Executive Vice President for Administrative Affairs at Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), the company’s spokesperson, Qusai Al-Amer, affirmed Saturday, that all operations are continuing normally and without any interruption.In a statement to KUNA, …