CodeMap Compliance Briefing: 8/21/2006
Considering the complexities of the rules and regulations governing participation in the Medicare program, it is not surprising that our readers continue to email us numerous questions and requests for clarification. This week, we will address three questions that have been posted numerous times by our readers. We will discuss the appropriate date of service for extended specimen collections, the direct billing rules applicable to hospital laboratories, and the CCI edits that govern the performance of fecal occult blood testing. Although some of the issues discussed in this CodeMap Compliance Briefing have been covered in previous briefings, we feel the need to address these issues once again, based on the number of related questions submitted by our subscribers. As this briefing demonstrates, our readers heavily influence the content of the CodeMap Compliance....
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