Posts tagged ‘procedure codes’

October 21, 2012

Procedure coding is no longer required

Question: I recently attended your conference you advised us about procedure coding–that it was no longer necessary to report them as CMS does not count that. Did I understand this correctly??

Lisa says: Procedure coding is no longer required as of 4/20/2011. M1012 must still be answered but you may answer NA or UK on everyone if you’d like. There is also no requirement for surgical procedures on the POC.

May 18, 2011

Do we have to report procedure codes?

Question: We’ve heard that we don’t have to report procedure codes, but we’re confused about this. Are there any legal problems in using procedure codes? I personally do not use them.

Lisa says: The last quarterly update from CMS included a statement re: procedure codes. CMS does not use them for anything so you can continue to code procedues or mark NA or UK. The POC no longer has to include procedure codes, either.