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Cardiology Coding Alert

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Want to Reduce Myocardial SPECT Denials for Medicare Beneficiaries? Here's How

Replacing standard stress tests with SPECT won’t fly. Audits of myocardial SPECT claims are revealing some widespread problems, with medical necessity being a major issue. Keep your practice in the clear with this advice from Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, CPC-H, CCS, CPC-P, COBGC, CCC, internal audit manager with PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Wash. Know What’s in the SPECT NCD Language in [...]

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