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Know coverage rules for surgical never events

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 4, 2009

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Q: Where can I learn more about national coverage determinations (NCD) for surgical never events?

A: On June 29, CMS posted on its Web site three NCDs for surgical never events:

CMS also posted Medlearn Matters article MM6405 that explains the coverage determinations that took effect January 15.



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