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    One of my doctors performed bilateral knee injections for an inpatient at our local hospital. The insurance company is denying the claims stating the POS does not meet policy requirements for this procedure code per LCD or NCD, CMS ID(s) L25820. I don't remember having trouble with this issue before so just not sure if it's this particular plan or across the board. Any help?



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    Wink 20610 denial hospital

    interesting i have never come across that did you read the LCD is the insurance Medicare? that is just darn right silly in my opinion

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    20610 is an out patient procedure only unless it is done in the OR with a manipulation of knee. It is on the CMS website.

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    Apr 2007
    Salt Lake City


    where on CMS can I find that since that website is like finding a needle in a haystack anyways.
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Apr 2007
    San Antonio, TX


    try the LCD, that usually has a ton of information on where it is appropriate to bill specific codes.
    Revenue Cycle Supervisor

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    It is listed under the Physician Fee Schedule.

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