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CodeMap Compliance Briefing: 11/12/04


 

Editor's Welcome

As part of the annual update to the 2005 Medicare Laboratory Fee Schedule, CMS has released new information concerning venipunctures. Considering the fact that a majority of laboratory procedures require a blood draw, providers should pay close attention to any changes to the rules and regulations concerning the performance and billing of venipunctures. In addition to the new information concerning specimen collection, this week's CodeMap Compliance Briefing will revisit some of the other issues concerning blood draws that continue to generate questions and inquiries from our subscribers. As always, fee free to email us any questions or suggestions.

Sincerely,

Gregory Root, Esq.

New Information Concerning the Coding of Venipunctures

On November 5, 2004, CMS published Transmittal 363 containing the 2005 annual update to the Medicare Laboratory Fee Schedule. As always, the update includes information concerning....

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