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Where do you find Medicare's Allowed Outpatient Procedure List?

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    Question Where do you find Medicare's Allowed Outpatient Procedure List?
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    I hope I'm not the only one who gets frustrated trying to find anything on Medicare's/CMS's (Florida) website! I am trying to find a list of procedures allowed in an outpatient setting. My doc's are doing more and more outpatient, which is a benefit to the patient, lowering their out-of-pocket expense. However, we need to make sure we are not shooting ourselves in the foot if the rules say a particular procedure should be done inpatient. I have a denial right now from Blue Cross that I need to appeal but need some resources to back it up. If anyone has the link to Medicare's list I would be forever in your debt!!

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    Do you have this link already? This is the list for inpatient procedures only.

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/hospitaloutpa...mID=CMS1204971

    Addendum E

    This would eliminate the question if it requires inpatient.

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    Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for answering me However, I clicked on the link you sent and it says that the list is not currently available. Of course! Just my luck Thanks again!

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    Kristi,

    Try again...I just opened it up.

    When you open up the link, click on addendum E. Addendum E will then prompt you to select the privacy agreement...select Yes. This will prompt you to an excel speadsheet.

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    Rebecca....you're a peach!! You are Queen of the Day! I don't know what I did the first time but it worked this time....THANK YOU!!

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