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Lung Cancer Screening Counseling and Shared Decision Making Visit, and Annual Screening for Lung Cancer with LDCT
December 20th, 2017 - Find-A-Code
Effective February 5, 2015, a CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) added lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for certain beneficiaries, annual screening for lung cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), as an additional screening service benefit under the Medicare program if all eligibility criteria described ...
Psychiatric / Psychological Testing with Bill Type 12X
June 23rd, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Providers submitting claims with bill type 12X are to report revenue code 0918 (psychiatric / psychological testing). Note: Revenue codes do not apply to physicians; other professionals and suppliers bill these services to the Part B MAC They are used only with providers who bill these services to the fiscal intermediary or Part ...
New and Deleted Drug Screen codes for 2017
January 23rd, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Deleted Codes for Drug Screening, the following codes are no longer valid for services performed on or after January 01, 2017. Deleted Codes for 2017 80300   Drug screen, any number of drug classes from Drug Class List A; any number of non-TLC devices or procedures, (eg, immunoassay) capable of being read by direct optical ...
E/M service prior to a screening colonoscopy
December 29th, 2015 - Codapedia Editor
CMS does not pay for an Evaluation and Management service prior to a screening colonoscopy. If a patient calls or is sent from another physician to schedule a screening colonoscopy, do not bill any type of E/M service prior to the procedure. Some commercial carriers also follow this policy. If...
All About Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms
March 17th, 2015 - George Lawson
When billing for mammograms, documentation must include the purpose and the result of the procedure. Two major purposes of mammogram are diagnostic and screening. It can also be used mammography to guide other procedures. Tip 1: Confirm the Purpose Determine the purpose of the procedure; i.e....

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