99072 is for PPE

We’d like to provide families with information about the personal protective equipment (PPE) billing code, 99072.

This code was developed by the Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services specifically for the pandemic. The code addresses the increased PPE required to provide medical care during the COVID19 pandemic. This includes gloves, gowns, N 95masks, face shields, cleaning and disinfectant materials, as well as the MERV13 filters for our air conditioning and heating units.

We follow all health and safety procedures regarding PPE with patients. The staff and physicians wear PPE, and we have increased cleaning and disinfecting to keep families and ourselves safe.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical societies, advocating on behalf of patients and families believe the cost should be borne by the insurance companies alone. We have seen some insurances chose to process this toward the family’s deductible. That is not our intention or the intention of the medical community. We encourage you to share this information with your insurer and human resources provider.

We will continue to advocate with the AAP and the California Medical Association for safe and fair treatment for all during the pandemic.

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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1 Response to 99072 is for PPE

  1. gerhardt80 says:

    Thank you for sharing this information.

    Sent from my iPhone


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