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Review of Arterial Stent Placement Services

About Craneware Insights


Craneware Insights Articles communicate important regulatory changes to Medicare Outpatient billing, Chargemaster (CDM) and coding compliance. Craneware analyzes Transmittals and bulletins from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other organizations such as Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and emails Insights Articles in a focused manner to alert customers to pertinent regulatory changes.

Regulatory News Topic


In a recently released report “Review of the Services Related to the Placement of Arterial Stents,” (A-06-04-00091) issued August 5, 2005, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) identified inadequate documentation of medical necessity and improper coding as major areas of concern for outpatient services related to arterial stent placement (CPT? codes 92980-92981).

Date of Insight Article


9-Dec-05

What you need to know and action needed


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