AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2005 Issue 2

Preparing for the UB-04

by George ArgesChairman, NUBC and Senior DirectorAmerican Hospital AssociationHealth Data Management Group On February 22, 2005, the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) approved the adoption of the UB-04 form and data set for implementation beginning March 1, 2007. The UB-04 will replace the current billing form and data set known as the UB-92. The adoption of the UB-04 culminated after a four-year period of study, surveys, and discussions. There are a number of reasons behind the NUBC action for adoption of the new billing form and data set. When the UB-92 was adopted in 1992, the NUBC also adopted...

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