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CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 12/04/2009


Editor's Welcome:

We often receive emails with questions concerning how Medicare reimburses providers for the expense of travel associated with the collection of specimens. Medicare will pay for the associated travel when it is medically necessary for a laboratory technician or other trained personnel to draw a specimen from either a nursing home or homebound patient. In response to the many inquiries we have recieved, this week's CodeMap Compliance Briefing will explain the applicable coding and reimbursement rules. As always, please email any questions, concerns, or suggestion for future briefings.

Sincerely,

Gregory Root, Esq.


Travel Allowance Reimbursement

by: Charles B. Root, Ph.D. 

Introduction

As stated above, Medicare will reimburse for both speci....

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