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Have you reviewed your Medicare Administrative Contractors’ (MACs’) new local coverage determinations (LCDs) that include ICD-10 codes instead of ICD-9 codes? Do they include the full range of ICD-10 codes that map from the ICD-9 codes in current or former policies?

Some of them don’t, warns JoAnne Glisson, senior vice president of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA). The ACLA and its members are in the process of reviewing LCDs, and it appears that some MACs have altered their coverage policies for certain laboratory services.

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Janis Oppelt

Janis Oppelt was the former editorial director for MedLearn Publishing.

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