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Temporary Q codes

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    I need some info regarding temporary Q codes.

    I was always under the impression that the Q codes were applicable to Medicare. I was once told (long ago and I don't know by whom) that Medicare sets these codes for research to see if a permanent CPT code needs to be assigned therefore the Q codes were only applicable to Medicare. Is this correct? Where can I find more info regarding these codes?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Terri G

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    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter
    Not all of these codes are reporting codes only. I think there are screening codes, dialysis codes.....hmm....not sure what else but there are codes that are on Medicare's fee schedule and in their LCDs.


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    Lightbulb Q codes and the edge blast news letter
    Edgeblast elaborates Q codes in the 95, 94, or 93 issues. “I think”. I remember filling out questions for my CEU's and am almost certain the edge blast addresses this issue.

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