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Understanding Medicare billing item numbers

By Skin Cancer Institute |January 04, 2021

As Medicare continues to implement changes to their procedures and billing item numbers, it is important for general practitioners to understand how these changes might impact daily work. For example, the removal of item number 30195 in November 2018 effected many doctors who used this number to treat solar keratosis with a diathermy device.

In this short video, National Skin Cancer Centres Chief Operating Officer Matt Woollard offers his recommendations for using the correct Medicare billing item numbers including understanding their differences between an excision and a biopsy, and holding the billing on excisional biopsies until the pathology report comes back.


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Topics: Skin Cancer, medicare changes, skin cancer check, billing

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