An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that Medicare improperly paid claims for implanted spinal neurostimulators when providers didn’t give sufficient documentation supporting medical necessity. For dates of service on or after July 1, 2021, you must ask your Medicare Administrative Contractor to authorize these services before performing the procedure in the hospital outpatient department.
Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
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