Medical Record Review Results

Targeted Probe and Education (TPE) Reviews - Due to COVID-19, all TPE activities have been suspended.

Service Specific Pre-Payment Reviews - Noridian has no current active Service Specific Pre-Payment Reviews

Service Specific Post-Payment Reviews - Postpayment review occurs when a reviewer makes a claim determination after the claim has been paid. Postpayment review results in either no change to the initial determination or a “revised determination” indicating that an overpayment or underpayment has occurred.

MACs Resume Medical Review on a Postpayment Basis

To protect the Medicare Trust Fund against inappropriate payments, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are resuming fee-for-service medical review activities. Beginning August 17, the MACs are resuming with postpayment reviews of items/services provided before March 1, 2020. The Targeted Probe and Educate program (intensive education to assess provider compliance through up to three rounds of review) will restart later. The MACs will continue to offer detailed review decisions and education as appropriate.

Review Criteria Current Error Rate Review Notification
  • L1833: KNEE ORTHOSIS, ADJUSTABLE KNEE JOINTS (UNICENTRIC OR POLYCENTRIC), POSITIONAL ORTHOSIS, RIGID SUPPORT, PREFABRICATED, OFF-THE SHELF
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  • L1851: KNEE ORTHOSIS (KO), SINGLE UPRIGHT, THIGH AND CALF, WITH ADJUSTABLE FLEXION AND EXTENSION JOINT (UNICENTRIC OR POLYCENTRIC), MEDIAL-LATERAL AND ROTATION CONTROL, WITH OR WITHOUT VARUS/VALGUS ADJUSTMENT, PREFABRICATED, OFF-THE-SHELF
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  • A4414: OSTOMY SKIN BARRIER, WITH FLANGE (SOLID, FLEXIBLE OR ACCORDION), WITHOUT BUILT-IN CONVEXITY, 4 X 4 INCHES OR SMALLER, EACH
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  • A4407: OSTOMY SKIN BARRIER, WITH FLANGE (SOLID, FLEXIBLE, OR ACCORDION), EXTENDED WEAR, WITH BUILT-IN CONVEXITY, 4 X 4 INCHES OR SMALLER, EACH
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  • A4351: INTERMITTENT URINARY CATHETER; STRAIGHT TIP, WITH OR WITHOUT COATING (TEFLON, SILICONE, SILICONE ELASTOMER, OR HYDROPHILIC, ETC.), EACH
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  • A4352: INTERMITTENT URINARY CATHETER; COUDE (CURVED) TIP, WITH OR WITHOUT COATING (TEFLON, SILICONE, SILICONE ELASTOMERIC, OR HYDROPHILIC, ETC.), EACH
N/A View Notification

 

Resources

CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-08, Chapter 3

 

Last Updated Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:24:17 +0000