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    Apr 2007
    Chicopee, Massachusetts

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    I've heard there are new guidelines as far as requirements on the referring as well as rad when doing breast us as well as more documentation needed, but I do not know the specifics. Has anyone seen the new guidelines. All i've been able to find are the ones from 2007 that say revised.
    Mary Davis, CPC, CPC-E/M

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Swainsboro/Statesboro, GA


    You may want to check with your FI/carrier/MAC for a LCD or NCD. If there are changes, it's possible one of the Radiology professional organizations may have something about it on their website.
    Freda Brinson, CPC, CPC-H, CEMC
    2014 President AAPC Swainsboro, GA Chapter
    Past President - 2012, 2008; Past Vice President - 2013, Past Education Officer - 2009 of Savannah, GA Chapter
    Past Member AAPCCA Board of Directors (2009-2012)

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    Hi Mary, I had a similar question to yours so I have been trying to access info on the CMS website all morning and the closest I came were the same 2007 guidelines that said that everything in the red print was the up to date changes, so I presume that everything has remained the same with the exception of the writing in red. Below is the website where I found it, but I could be wrong about how recent the updates are. The CMS website is such a challenge for me some days. I'll keep looking as well and if I ever stumble upon something, I will post it in here for everyone. Good luck...


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