AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

Appropriately reporting the line item date of service (LIDOS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published instructions in Transmittal 199, regarding outpatient claims that do not contain a line item date of service for each revenue code. CMS has stated that these claims will be rejected and that an appropriate error message will be provided. Data provided by the LIDOS allows CMS to accurately attribute the costs of packaged services and items to the procedure for which they are used and paid under the hospital OPPS. CMS also relies on the LIDOS to prevent duplications of payments for bundled services. It is vital that outpatient...

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