Tag Archive | "drug testing"

OIG and CMS Are Both Watching Drug Specimen Validity Testing … Are You?

Friday, April 6, 2018


Coding for drug testing and specimen validity testing was the focus of recently released MLN Matters SE18001. At the end of the MLN article, there’s a link to an OIG report on the topic revealing millions in improper payments. If CMS and the OIG consider something you code worthy of focus, you really should read […]

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Have You Checked the HCPCS Corrections File? Lab Coders, I’m Looking at You

Friday, January 6, 2017


If you code for drug testing, retinal prostheses, or seat lift mechanisms, the HCPCS 2017 corrections document has some items of interest aimed directly at you. Where Is the HCPCS Corrections File? The CMS website includes an Alpha-Numeric HCPCS page. You can download the current code set as well as a couple of the past […]

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