Patient Management Special Coding Advice From AMA The American Medical Association (AMA) has outlined best coding practices for 11 specific scenarios related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AMA is working to ensure that all payors are applying the greatest flexibility to our physicians in providing care to their patients during this crisis. AMA Special Coding Advice During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.