AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 2; FOR your INFORMATION

On or off? Which one is it? The reporting of implantable devices

In the Fourth Quarter 2003 issue of Coding Clinic for HCPCS, we stated that CMS was reactivating C codes for device categories. It was also stated that the reporting of these C codes would be on a voluntary basis and that the use of these C codes would not be enforced. CMS did note however, that the use of the C codes would assist in providing complete and accurate information regarding services furnished and the charges for those services. At the February 2004 APC Advisory Panel meeting concern was expressed that hospital data was not reflecting either the C...

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