TITLE

Not So Fast: Put the Brakes on E Codes as Primary Dx

PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement;Oct2012, Vol. 38 Issue 19, preceding p138
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the directive released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to return unprocessable claims submitted to Medicare with E codes in the U.S. It states that the regulation was intended to align with the policies for handling claims that were initially submitted in electronic format. It notes that E codes are intended to permit the classification of environmental events, circumstances, and conditions of injury and poisoning.
ACCESSION #
80444506

 

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