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.