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Medicare Halts Reimbursements on Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Medicare Halts Reimbursements on Fecal Occult Blood Testing

If you are a physician that does FOBT testing, you need to make sure that the updated CPT coding is being used on your medical billing claims along with complete documentation or Medicare will no longer reimburse your medical billing claims submitted for this procedure.

As of April 1, 2006, Medicare will no longer accept fecal occult blood code 82270 under the fecal occult blood test coverage policy for reimbursement. The new code that should be used for this service refers to blood occult peroxidase code 82272.

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