by Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, CHCA
March 9th, 2018
When Medicare updated their systems with the updates to mammography and breast biopsy policies some ICD-10-CM codes were inadvertently left out.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will correct the policies with its next update, which is scheduled for April 1. But CMS did not require its Medicare contractors to reprocess the denied claims.
CMS has instructed MACs to adjust any claims brought to their attention that
National Government Services (NGS) has already updated their system and will reprocess claims upon the
CMS Transmittal 2005 ICD-10-CM and other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determinations (NCDs)