BC Advantage - 2006 Issue 4

Requirements for the Payment of Medicare Claims - A Selection of Some Important Criteria

In addition to national and local coverage determinations (NCDs and LCDs), there are certain principles that apply to all Medicare claims. These are rooted in the Medicare laws and regulations. By drawing the attention of our provider community to these topics, we anticipate reducing the claim payment error rate and reimbursing for medically necessary services correctly and expeditiously. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it does represent frequent observations from our Medical Review and Medical Policy departments. The focus of this article is on professional services that are usually but not always billed to the carrier (Part B...

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