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HCPCS Procedure & Supply Codes - G0179
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G0179 - Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period

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Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations

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