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Correctly code new cardiac, pulmonary rehab benefits

APCs Insider, March 12, 2010

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Taking advantage of new Medicare benefits for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services will require correct coding.  
 
On December 11, 2009, CMS issued a change request that specified the codes for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services, along with the time requirements for these services. Access Claims Processing Manual Transmittal 1871 at www.cms.hhs.gov/transmittals/downloads/R1871CP.pdf. The instructions for coding cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation services begin on p.45.
 
Continue reading “Correctly code for new cardiac, pulmonary rehab benefits” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the March issue.



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