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Primary care highest billers of hyperbaric treatment code – but denial rates stiff

Effective Apr 17, 2017
Published Apr 17, 2017
Last Reviewed Apr 20, 2017
Medicare allows hyperbaric oxygen therapy for conditions ranging from cyanide poisoning to necrotizing fasciitis to decompression illness. But a remarkable number of the Medicare claims for 99183 (Physician or other qualified health care professional attendance and supervision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, per session) were supplied under primary care in 2015, according to the most recent Medicare claims data. And for providers of any kind, the denial rates weren’t so hot.

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