tci Part B Insider - 2007 Issue 36

Part B Coding Coach: Don't Let Cardiovascular Screening Missteps Hurt Your Payment Odds

1 day short of the 5-year rule? That's all it takes to get a denialMedicare patients who report to your physician for cardiovascular screenings are probably expecting the carrier to pay for the test. But the beneficiary or your office will be left footing the bill unless you correctly choose from four screening codes, use an approved V81.x code, and observe strict frequency guidelines.In 2005, Medicare started covering cardiovascular screening blood tests. Check out this information on cardiovascular screening test types and how to code for each of them. Choose Lipid Panel Code When Doctor Performs 3...

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