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2020 January Items


Who Knew? There are Three Types of Add-On Codes

January 21, 2020 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
Using add-on codes with HCPCS/CPT is not as simple as 123! Although there are three different groups of add-on codes assigned by CMS, these are used to identify code edits. It is easy to see the add-on code with some codes; we can see the instructional notes and phrases such as “Use Additional... Read More

Denials due to MUE Usage - This May be Why!

January 07, 2020 - By Chris Woolstenhulme
CMS assigns Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE's) for HCPCS/CPT codes, although not every code has an MUE. MUE edits are used to limit tests and treatments provided to a Medicare patient for a single date of service or for a single line item on a claim form. It is important to understand M... Read More

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