Daily Archives: March 14, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

2 Kidnapped Westerners Found Alive in Mali

An official of the United Nations mission in Mali says two people who were kidnapped in Burkina Faso in December 2018 have been released. Mission officials say the Canadian woman and the Italian man were found near Kidal, in northern Mali, and were tu…

Spain Plans Two-week Lockdown to Fight COVID-19

Spain announced Saturday that it would severely limit the movements of its 46 million people to try to contain the coronavirus pandemic spreading in Europe.Madrid said it would employ steps similar to those Italy took in locking down its country for tw…

UN Appeals for $1.3B for South Sudan Refugees, Host Countries

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency and partners are appealing for $1.3 billion to assist more than two million South Sudanese refugees and five major countries hosting them — Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.After seven…