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Evaluation and Management Codes for Covid-19 Patients

Gaining new, timely insights into treatment of coronavirus patients. Top providers emerge.

Beginning in April, Perception Health began a process to filter Covid-19 claims and pull these claims into a separate database for ongoing analysis. Below is the early data and descriptive analytics associated summary.

During the week of May 17, 2020 there were 145,260 active patients in our database. Of these patients, 142,371 had a confirmed case of Covid-19 using laboratory testing (diagnosis codes U071and RA010), and 3,330 were suspected to have Covid-19 but the laboratory confirmation was inconclusive (diagnosis codes U072 and RA011).

The patients came from the following financial classes:

The top procedures that these patients received were:

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The top rendering providers that saw these patients were:

NPI Provider City State Zip Specialty Patients
1730491945 CityMD Urgent Care New York NY 10028 Clinic/Center (Urgent Care) 2,288
1245403567 Teladoc Physicians Lewisville TX 75057 Family Medicine 1,501
1205105004 BP Immediate Meeical Care Brooklyn NY 11218 Specialist 1,103
1740361690 Gamma Healthcare Poplar Bluff MO 63901 Clinical Medical Laboratory 836
1437154010 Landauer Medstar Roslyn Heights NY 11577 Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supplies 761
1336234194 Apria Healthcare Lake Forest CA 92630 Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supplies 622
1225110497 Accu Reference Medical Lab Linden NJ 07036 Clinical Medical Laboratory 558
1194769497 Clinical Pathology Laboratories Austin TX 78754 Clinical Medical Laboratory 530
1598086878 Dr. Hanan Salman Brooklyn NY 11220 Pediatrics 486
17008322300 Abhijit Shinde Springfield OH 45504 Internal Medicine 480

A deeper dive into the claims rendered by Dr. Hanan Salman, a highly regarded pediatrician specializing in allergies, shows that 80% of her patients were diagnosed with U072 (suspected Covid-19) and 90% of her patients received a telephone consultation instead of an office visit.

We suspect that her high placement on this list was due to many concerned parents in New York calling her during the height of the pandemic to determine if they needed to get their child tested for Covid-19.

The top billing providers for these patients were:

NPI Provider City State Zip Specialty Patients
1053688572 NHPP Cardiology at Great Neck Great Neck NY 11021 Internal Medicine 5,724
1730491945 CityMD Urgent Care New York NY 10028 Clinic/Center (Urgent Care) 2,288
1275596280 ProHealth Care Associates Lake Success NY 11042 Internal Medicine 2,396
1245403567 Teladoc Physicians Lewisville TX 75057 Family Medicine 1,501
1285826438 NYU School of Medicine Professional Services New York NY 10006 Internal Medicine 1,695
1205105004 BP Immediate Medical Care Brooklyn NY 11218 Specialist 1,688
1841607298 Metro Urgicare Bronx NY 10452 Clinical/Center (Urgent Care) 1,158
1881653822 Westmed Medical Group Purchase NY 10577 Internal Medicine 1,158
1659639524 Medicine Department of Mount Sinai New York NY 10029 Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) 864
1740361690 Gamma Healthcare Poplar Bluff MO 63901 Clinical Medical Laboratory 836

When we first started tracking these patients, Teledoc Physicians was the top billing provider of the active Covid-19 patients (the company has a call center in Lewisville, TX but is headquartered in Purchase, NY). They have now dropped to number four on the list. Our data shows a peak in visits to this provider during the first week of April.

After April 8, 2020 visits still occur but they have decreased significantly. The patients who consulted with Teledoc Physicians in early April went on to see CityMD Urgent Care and NHPP Cardiology at Great Neck, which is likely why they jumped on the list. This likely means that patients used this telehealth service to confirm that they could potentially have Covid-19 before going into a clinic.