The information provided here applies to Medicare coding. Be sure to check with your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for additional information and clarification on these and other items. You should also contact your local insurance carriers to determine if private insurers follow Medicare's lead on all coding matters.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Coding Resources
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced the recent release of the “Medicare Learning Network Suite of Products and Resources for Billing and Coding Professionals.” The Suite includes the following topics: The Business of Medicare; Medicare Benefits and Services; Special Medicare Initiatives; and, General Medicare Program Information. The resource was created to assist billing and coding professionals who work with Fee-for-Service providers to have timely and accurate information to properly bill the Medicare Program. Additional information and downloads are available at www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/Billers_and_coders_flyer.pdf.