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Pay-Per-View: NDC reporting requirement creates burden for hospitals

APCs Insider, November 30, 2007

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The use of the national drug code (NDC) to report medications is not a new concept for Medicaid claims, but it has recently become a more acute requirement.

As of January 2008, state Medicaid programs are required to start reporting NDCs. If these Medicaid programs do not report NDCs to CMS and the drug companies, CMS will not provide reimbursement to hospitals.

Unfortunately, meeting this requirement will not be easy, as hospitals will need to update their chargemasters, and perform manual auditing.

Click here to read more about how to correctly report the NDC. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the December issue via their online subscriptions.

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