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Practices that perform trigger point injections (20552-20553) should read Noridian’s proposed local coverage determination (LCD) for the service. The LCD could be the model for a uniform LCD that several Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) adopt.
Since CMS expanded the Accelerated and Advanced Payment (APP) program in late March, the agency has approved the release of nearly $34 billion to health care providers seeking a financial salve during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Now you'll find clearer guidance from Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) that are coordinating the regional relief efforts.
On March 13, CMS posted a fact sheet to the website to aid Medicare providers, billers and coders with information relating to the pricing of both the CDC and non-CDC coronavirus (COVID-19) tests.  
The start date for Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) to expand coverage terms for patients in need of an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) has been delayed a month, CMS said in a Feb. 26 policy update.
Quick quiz: Which of the following members of your practice should subscribe to your Medicare administrative carrier’s (MAC) Medicare enewsletter?


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