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    I am being told by my MAC carrier that Medicare now covers TB testing (code 86580). Can anyone confirm this, please? I can't find anything on the CMS website to confirm this.

    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    I work in a Primary Physicians office and we will the TB to test to Medicare. I have not seen anything that indicates they are now paying on the Tb test. If you come across any information, please keep me informed.


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    The code for a TB test (86580) appears on the Medicare Fee Schedule as payable. While it is payable, I am sure that Medicare has specific criteria attached to this service. Does anyone know if there is an NCD or any kind of reference Medicare regarding TB testing? Thanks.
    Last edited by dballard2004; 06-15-2011 at 01:41 PM.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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