CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 9/14/2007
For 2008, neither CMS nor the AMA plan on any significant changes to the codes and reimbursement amounts that providers use to report pap smears. However, we think providers should review these codes periodically to ensure they are accurately and appropriately reporting pap smears and related services. The review is necessary because of the large number of both CPT and HCPCS codes providers may choose from to report pap smears. In addition, providers must consider a number of variables built into the pap smear coding system developed by both the AMA and CMS. Considering the end of the year is approaching, and most provider organizations review their chargemasters at this time, we thought this review would be helpful. As always, please forward your comments, questions, and suggestions via email.
Gregory Root, Esq.
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