Corporate Compliance

Where to go to get your laboratory NCD information

Medicare Insider, December 30, 2008

This week, CMS published the laboratory Medicare National Coverage Determinations Coding Policy Manual and Change Report, containing medical necessity edits for 23 common diagnostic laboratory tests. CMS published a transmittal announcing these changes earlier in December, and the policies also appear in the Internet-Only Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual (NCD Manual). However, the best reference is the Policy Manual and Change Report.

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