CodeMap Compliance Briefing: 09/09/05
The following briefing was submitted by our Chief Information Officer, Mr. Gerald Tavolino. The briefing focuses on the importance of maintaining medical necessity data in Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). This briefing will be technical in nature but hopefully familiar to those who use and maintain LIS. Please feel free to contact our Chief Information Officer directly at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Gregory Root, Esq.
The Importance of Medical Necessity Data in Laboratory Information Systems
Most LIS vendors include a function for checking CPT® codes against a list of ICD-9 codes that meet medical necessity requirements for Medicare patients. This function is called a “code-pair” check. As a new order is entered, the LIS will check its database of valid code-pairs. If the CPT code and the ICD-9 code match, the order will proceed.&n....
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