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New Unspecified Diagnosis Codes Excluded by CMS for 20...

On May 26, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined additional unspecified diagnosis codes the agency is excluding from both ICD-9 and ICD-10...

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Add-On Codes: CMS and Payment Policy...

An add-on code is a HCPCS/CPT code that describes a service that, with one exception (see next paragraph), is always performed in conjunction with...

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New CLIA Waived Tests...

On June 24, CMS released a change request informing contractors of new CLIA waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since these...

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National Correct Coding Initiative Edits (NCCI)...

Back in 1996, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to promote correct coding and prevent...

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Review of Current Medicare Administrative Contractors...

Since Medicare’s inception in 1966, private health care insurers have processed medical claims for Medicare beneficiaries. Originally these entities were known as Part A...

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