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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

Claims and Denials:

Make Certain Your Oncologists Sign Their Orders — Or Else

Don't waste your time appealing a denial due to a technicality. The Medicare Program Integrity Manual (PIM) rule requiring physicians who order patient services to personally sign those orders is not new, but providers are starting to see denials citing such technicalities. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are enforcing the rule when denying Medicare payment for orders in instances where the [...]