Compliance Question of the Week

For the Week of December 10, 2018

Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Question:

When deploying bilateral renal stents, do we assign code 37236-50 or codes 37236 and 37237?

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Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Question:

What codes are reported for urine drug definitive testing, and how many UOS should be reported?

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Question:

How much will CMS pay for 340B drugs in 2019?

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Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Question:

We performed a kidney flow and function scan. Twenty minutes into the scan, Lasix was administered, and the imaging continued. Would we assign code 78708 or 78709?

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Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Question:

Does Medicare cover chronic care management (CCM) services delivered by respiratory therapists?

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General

General Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Question:

What is the Medicare policy when outpatient services are provided to inpatients of another facility? And which facilities does this policy apply?

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