FRIDAY COMPLIANCE BRIEFING: 8/9/2002
This week the compliance briefing contains some Medicare coding and coverage information for our radiologist subscribers. Starting in October, Medicare will expand the coverage rules for PET scans. Another example of the ever-changing nature of coverage rules, CPT coding, and reimbursement rates of Medicare. Our CodeMap Reimbursement Manuals can help your laboratory or radiology practice stay informed of all these changes. In the very near future we will begin taking advance orders for our 2003 CodeMap Manuals. Look for an email announcement with information about how to order and take advantage of significant discounts. As always please feel free to forward questions, concerns, or ideas for future Friday Compliance Briefings.
Sincerely, Gregory Root, Esq.
COVERAGE FOR BREAST CANCER
Starting October 1, 2002, Medicare will reimburse providers for PET scan services for the staging and restaging of locoregional, recurrence or metastasis of breast cancer. The PET scan must be an adjunct to another imaging mod....
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